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SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions)


Contact Information

Executive Director
255 Main Street
Marlborough, MA 01752

1-877-723-3462 (Voice - Toll-free)
1-888-608-6988 (Voice - Toll-free)
508-481-3568 (Voice)
508-481-5759 (FAX)

Internet Resources


Abstract

Founded in 1981 as Students Against Driving Drunk, SADD's focus initially was to combat teen deaths due to drinking and driving. SADD has expanded its mission and name and now sponsors chapters called Student Against Destructive Decisions. SADD now focuses on prevention of all destructive behaviors and attitudes that are harmful to young people, including underage drinking, substance abuse, violence, reckless driving, depression and suicide. SADD's unique approach involves young people delivering education and prevention programming to their peers through school- and community-wide activities and campaigns responsive to the needs of their particular locations. Projects may include peer-led classes and theme-focused forums; teen workshops; conferences and rallies; prevention education and leadership training; awareness-raising activities; studen/parent programming and legislative work. Since its formation, SADD has spread to all 50 states, Canada, New Zealand and many other international locations.

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Audit

Date Entered: 7/1/1997
Date Edited: 12/19/2012
Date Revised: 8/7/2006 10:54:21 AM
Health Referral Number: HR2094
Accession Number: DP91A0622

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