The vision of the Drug Education Council is to promote healthy choices by helping to impact the hearts and minds of individuals and families and by working to change the community narrative when it comes to substance use disorder and addiction. The agency is licensed to serve the state of Alabama and is currently providing services in Baldwin, Clarke, Conecuh, Escambia, Mobile, Monroe and Washington Counties. The agency has offices in Mobile and Baldwin Counties.
Each of our many programs and practices is based on the four core beliefs that provide the guidance and vision of the agency. These core beliefs are listed below.
Every one of us is important and deserves to be nurtured.
Every one of us has a responsibility to promote healthy choices.
The abuse of alcohol and other drugs is preventable.
Addiction is treatable and recovery happens.
Our prevention programs and services are based on the following premises:
Prevention strategies must be comprehensive in nature and should be structured to reduce individual and environmental risk factors and to increase protective/resiliency factors in the populations served.
Community involvement and collaboration is a necessary component of an effective prevention strategy.
Prevention messages and approaches that are tailored to different population groups are most effective.
Prevention must be integrated into the general health care and social services delivery systems of the community.
Prevention must include a full continuum of services: education and information dissemination, intervention, referral, and recovery support.