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About Us

MISSION: We work to prevent substance misuse. 

Safe and Sober is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in Springfield, Missouri. Through engaging educational content, we encourage dialogue and preventative action between youth, educators, and parents. 

Safe and Sober topics include underage drinking, impaired driving, illegal substances, prescription drug misuse, vaping, and more. We also address the root causes of unsafe choices, such as stress, depression, and anxiety.

OUR VISION: A world where people make thoughtful, intentional decisions about the health and wellness of themselves, their families, and their communities.

Our Staff

Christina Casey- Interim Director of Programs

Nathan Springer - Videographer

Megan Hopper - Prevention Program Coordinator

Meet the Safe and Sober Advisory Board

* Indicates Executive Committee Members

  • *Kurt Larson - Larson & Miller Injury Law
  • *Julie Gray - O'Reilly Auto Parts
  • *Rachel Riso - Ellis, Ellis, Hammons & Johnson, P.C.
  • *Rikki Barton - Onward Consulting, LLC
  • Tim Boatwright - Halfway School District
  • Justin Herrell - Ozarks Regional YMCA
  • Martha Leahy - Turner Construction
  • Rhonda Mammen - Director of Counseling (SPS retired)
  • Susie Reynolds - Decker & DeGood
  • Alisa Boyd - Retired Teacher
  • Jeremy Lynn - Greene County Sheriff's Office
  • Brian Wilmsmeyer - Elite Promotions 
2021 Annual Report

Check out all that's been happening with our organization!

From pandemic shifts to new distribution channels, Safe and Sober is poised to take our message to an even wider audience of teens, educators, and parents.

Our FREE Safe and Sober resources include:

  • Videos, activities, and discussion guides
  • Downloadable or mailed program kits
  • Signage, stickers, and promotional materials
  • Student pledge cards (virtual or printable) 
  • Modular, evidence-based educational activities
  • Supplemental videos throughout the year
  • Prize incentives for top-performing schools

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Impaired Driving

Safe and Sober Parents: National Teen Driver Safety Week

This week - and every week, parents should have conversations with their teens about the important rules they need to follow to stay safe behind the wheel of a motor vehicle.

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Drug Use

Substance Misuse Prevention Month

During October, we celebrate all the possibilities that prevention brings! Together, we’re partners in prevention.

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Impaired Driving


Your choices now impact your future. Don't drink and drive.

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Underage Drinking

TikTok's New Binge Drinking Trend

Binge drinking is all the rage with BORGs, a new alcohol concoction.

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Underage Drinking

Prom Night Perils

How can you help teens stay safe on prom night? Keep reading to find out.

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Underage Drinking

Parents are Letting their Kids Drink Now More than Ever

Learn why parents have been easing up on alcohol rules, and the consequences they don't know they're bringing on.

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Underage Drinking

"We Turned Out Okay": That Doesn't Mean Your Kids Will

How a WWII study proves this parenting theory wrong

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Underage Drinking

What teens think they know about substances (and what they don’t)

Substance misuse is growing among teens. Learn some of the factors, and what you can do about them.

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Impaired Driving

The impact of impaired driving: Why substances make for unsafe roads

Learn about the various types of impaired driving and the dangers they create.

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