SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions)

Students Against Destructive DecisionsSADD has many chapters located in schools across the state of North Carolina. The chapters carry out projects during the school year such as seat belt checks of students driving to school, compliance checks of sales to minors, prevention activities at sports events, alcohol-free prom and graduation projects, school assemblies and community projects focusing on highway safety and underage drinking and drug prevention.

The SADD program began in North Carolina in the fall of 1982. This program now serves students in middle schools, high schools, community colleges and universities. The need to establish more SADD chapters in our schools and local communities will continue as long as serious problems of drinking and driving, underage drinking and destructive decision-making result from alcohol and other drug use.

The cornerstone of SADD's philosophy is student empowerment. Empowered students are confident; they are able to create change and control behavior in the effort to promote healthy and productive lifestyles. SADD empowers youth by giving them the resources and support to make healthy choices when confronted with challenges and difficult decisions.

For more information about the SADD Program, contact State Coordinator, Harriett Southerland at hsoutherland@ncsadd.org or 919-807-4408.