Safe and Sober is a nonprofit organization based in Springfield, Mo.
Safe and Sober works to empower youth to avoid underage drinking and substance use through educational programs and resources, but there’s so much more work to be done – especially when it comes to the underlying issues that cause young people to use substances.
Anxiety, stress, depression, self-consciousness, and self-doubt plague children ages 10-18. Young adults often turn to substances like alcohol, drugs, and nicotine to cope, or feel good for a short time. This routine only leads to increased stress and anxiety as well as a lifelong addiction.
Safe and Sober relies on financial support from donors to provide free resources to schools, youth, and parents across 10 states — all of which can be accessed virtually. Now, more than ever, we need your help to develop content focusing on the root causes of unsafe behavior among youth.
In the 2019-2020 academic year, Safe and Sober reached more than 195,000 students and we expect that number to grow even more.