Addiction Prevention Programs

Addiction Prevention
& Education


Prevention programs help individuals and families understand the disease of addiction, alcoholism and drug abuse at different stages and at different ages. If caught early, it is possible to minimize the damage caused by drinking and drug use. Starting early in life with education is a logical beginning but unfortunately not always available or a priority. Alcohol and drug councils have traditionally offered prevention in communities and schools. There are other community resources also listed below.

Hays Caldwell Council on Alcohol & Drug Abuse

1901 Dutton Drive, Suite E
San Marcos, TX 78666

The Hays Caldwell Council on Alcohol & Drug Abuse, a private non-profit corporation, was formed in 1984 by a grass roots coalition of community and substance abuse professionals concerned about substance abuse and related problems. Originally established to provide prevention and education services, the agency has broadened its focus to include outpatient treatment, counseling, intervention, and treatment referrals.


Rainbow Days Kids Connection
Middle School Life Skills
Project Toward No Drug Abuse
Tobacco Alcohol and Other Drug Presentations
Alternative Activities
Information Dissemination

LifeSteps- Council on Alcohol and Drugs

2021 North Mays Street, Suite #500
Round Rock, Texas 78664-2155
Organized in 1978, LifeSteps Council on Alcohol and Drugs’ mission is to eliminate substance abuse through prevention, intervention, counseling, education and family services. They provide a wide variety of programs, classes and workshops for the community.


Elementary and Middle School Presentations
P.A.D.R.E. Program (Fathers and children)
WEE CARE (Pregnant women and teens)
Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition
School-based Education
Prevention Training- 18 different programs for all levels

Palmer Drug Abuse Program

2000 Lipanese Trail
Austin, TX 78733

Palmer Drug Abuse Program, PDAP, provides free services to teenagers and young adults who seek and have a desire to live a life free from the effects of drugs and alcohol. In dealing with substance abuse, the program offers support and guidance to young people and their families whose lives have become unmanageable due to the devastating effects of drugs and alcohol. Built upon a spiritually based foundation,although non-denominational, the program for the young person consists of 12 steps to recovery emphasizing peer support, weekly meetings,group activities and encouragement. School outreach programs are also available on request.

Prevention Resource Center (PRC) (Region 7)

4001 East 29th Street, Suite 90
Bryan, TX, 77806

A program of the Brazos Valley Council on Alcohol & Drug Abuse,PRC is a regional prevention materials clearinghouse and they are charged with maximizing regional prevention efforts by performing a coordinating role between DSHS and other entities that are involved in alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs.

The Prevention Resource Center serves prevention professionals and volunteers, community leaders, teachers, school counselors and educational administrators, children and adolescents, parents and families, communities at large, local news media, and other persons in need of training in the area of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs.The PRC also targets tobacco retail outlets as part of the Minors and Tobacco strategy.

The Region 7 Prevention Resource Center serves a 30-county area of Central Texas including Bastrop, Bell, Blanco, Bosque, Brazos, Burleson, Burnet, Caldwell, Coryell, Falls, Fayette, Freestone,Grimes, Hamilton, Hays, Hill, Lampasas, Lee, Leon, Limestone, Llano,Madison, McLennan, Milam, Mills, Robertson, San Saba, Travis, Washington and Williamson counties.

Travis Country Underage Drinking Prevention Program

P.O. Box 1748
Austin, TX 78767

The mission of the Travis County Underage Drinking Prevention task force is to create a community consensus that underage drinking is illegal, unhealthy, and unacceptable. The task force is comprised of social service, law enforcement, and other agencies and individuals,including TXDOT, Mothers Against Drunk Driving, Travis County Sheriff’sOffice, Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC) Austin PoliceDepartment, area school districts, local colleges/ universities, and health care providers. Meetings are held on a regular basis.

The Partnership for a Drug-Free Kids

The Partnership for a Drug-Free America is a nonprofit organization that unites parents, renowned scientists and communications professionals to help families raise healthy children. Best known for its research-basednational public education programs, the Partnership motivates and equips parents to prevent their children from using drugs and alcohol, and to find help and treatment for family and friends in trouble.The centerpiece of this effort is an online resource center featuring interactive tools that translate the latest science and research on teen behavior, addiction and treatment into easy to understand tips and tools.