About SADD's Programs
Livingston Parish SADD offers school-based prevention education to schools across the parish for students in grades K-12. LP SADD specializes in substance abuse prevention, community education, and youth programs.
Research has shown that drug addiction is both preventable and treatable. Addiction is a developmental disorder that often begins in adolescence, but as early as childhood. Addiction can be mitigated by preventing and increasing the age of initiation among youth. A vital component to mitigating experimental use among young people is utilizing effective prevention strategies and evidence-based programs.
Nearly 51% of people who misuse prescription pain relievers get them from family or friends. LP SADD provides prescription drug education and proper disposal training to students, parents, and the community at large. The mission of the Generation Rx program is to educate the public about the dangers of misusing over the counter and prescription drugs.
Protecting You, Protecting Me (PY/PM) is an alcohol use prevention curriculum for children in grades K-5. Lessons reinforce the fact that children's and adolescents' brains are still developing and will respond to alcohol dramatically differently. The program has been nationally recognized as a Model Program by SAMHSA, a division of the U.S. Department of Health.