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Substance Abuse

Substance abuse is the harmful pattern of using substances—such as tobacco, alcohol, illicit drugs, and prescription drugs—leading to impairment or distress with one or more of the following behaviors:

  • Recurrent substance use resulting in failure to fulfill major responsibilities at work, school, or home such as repeated absences, suspension, and expulsion
  • Recurrent substance use in situations where it is physically dangerous, such as driving while impaired
  • Recurrent substance-related legal problems, such as arrests for disorderly conduct that are substance-related
  • Continued substance use despite having persistent or recurring social or personal problems caused or worsened by substance use


Providing education and awareness of substance use and abuse, alcohol, and tobacco is imperative to promoting the academic success, and health and well-being of our students.


United Way 211 has a list of substance abuse and mental health resources. It can be accessed by dialing 211 from any phone in Lee County. IN CASE OF EMERGENCY, CALL 911.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Confidential, free, 24-hour-a-day, 365-day-a-year, information service, in English and Spanish, for individuals and family members facing mental and/or substance use disorders.
National Helpline, 1-800-662-HELP (4357), (also known as the Treatment Referral Routing Service) or TTY: 1-800-487-4889

Lee County Coalition for a Drug-Free Southwest Florida

Florida Department of Children and Families - Substance Abuse

(239) 332-6989

Victoria's Voice Vital Signs
A free educational program that prepares parents to recognize the early signs of drug use in their children.


Teen Tobacco Cessation Resources

The links provided are to third-party web sites that are neither hosted nor endorsed by the The School District of Lee County.