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Drug Free Communities Support ProgramDrug Free Communities Support ProgramOffice of National Drug Control Policy

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Originally funded by Congress in 1997 with the understanding that local problems need local solutions, the Drug Free Communities (DFC) program now supports over 700 drug-free community coalitions across the United States. As a cornerstone of ONDCP’s National Drug Control Strategy, DFC provides the funding necessary for communities to identify and respond to local substance use problems.

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Interim Program Evaluation Findings Report Released

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Results presented in the report indicate:

  • That when compared to the YRBS data, DFC youth (grades 9-12) reported Past 30-day substance use rates that are significantly lower than Past 30-Day substance use rates reported by YRBS youth in similar grades.

  • That rates of Past 30-Day substance use youth (grades 9-12) in DFC communities show an accelerated decline in rates of use since 2003 - 2004 when compared to Past 30-Day use trends reported by YRBS youth in similar grades.

  • Support for the notion that the DFC coalitions are maturing over time, and that the most mature coalitions are indeed having the greatest impact on use rates as they report lower rates of past 30-day use, across grades and across the three main drugs of the program (alcohol, tobacco, and marijuana).


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