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Students Against Destructive Decisions

Because SADD is for the cool kids.

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The Philosophy of SADD

SADD was founded on the simple philosophy that young people, empowered to help each other, are the most effective force in prevention. For two decades, SADD has been recognized as a national leader in alcohol and drug education and prevention. What began as a small town “grass roots” response to the tragedy of two teenage deaths quickly grew to become a nation-wide organization fueled by millions of young people across the country and around the world. Since the founding of SADD, teenage deaths due to drinking and driving have decreased by 60 percent. “Contract for Life” and “friends don’t let friends drive drunk” are now part of the teenage vernacular. At the same time, the world of teenagers has become more complex and substance abuse, violence, AIDS, and suicide compound the threat of drinking and driving. With its shift in focus to include other destructive decisions, SADD remains the premier youth-based education and prevention organization in America and maintains the ability to play a leading role in effective evidence-based prevention programming.

Whether or not you're someone who's been personally affected by dangerous or fatal choices (such as drink driving, drug use, etc) or you're concerned on your own, this is the place to be. The goal of sadd_ is to create awareness and to hopefully inspire students to pursue starting SADD chapers at their own schools. For help on starting your own SADD Chapter click here!

Membership to this community is open to anyone who accepts these official SADD goals:

To help end underage drinking, drinking and driving, drug use and other destructive behavior.
To refuse to ride with a driver who has been drinking or using drugs.
To help others do the same.

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Mark your calendars for the 2006 SADD National Conference July 14-17 in Boston!!

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