The "Freedom" Campaign
When you are addicted to a substance, it controls you: where you go; who you spend your time with; how you spend your money, etc.
The "Freedom" campaign is designed to make people truly think about what addiction is and how it controls every aspect of your life. The meaning may not be obvious as it is not a straight-forward message delivery such as "Just Say No" or "Don't Do Drugs."
If you are addicted to nicotine, then you have to have a cigarette, or dip, or vape handy. If you are addicted to heroin, you are always worried about where you will get your next fix. Same with meth, or marijuana, or prescription meds, or any other addictive substance.
Simply stated, addiction takes away freedom. Get educated. Not addicted.
Parent's Resource Institute for Drug Education (PRIDE) of Tuscaloosa is the only non-profit substance abuse prevention organization in our area that is dedicated to creating awareness and reducing substance abuse and the onset of addiction in Tuscaloosa.
PRIDE serves as the Parents' Resource Institute for Drug Education in the Tuscaloosa community. PRIDE of Tuscaloosa and Prevention Services is dedicated to providing proven and effective drug prevention education programs to the parents and youth in Tuscaloosa.
PRIDE of Tuscaloosa is available to come speak to your business, group, or organization.
For information about speaking engagements, making donations, and volunteering please contact Derek Osborn at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 205-764-0351.
Programs and Activities
PRIDE of Tuscaloosa and Prevention Services provides various programs and events throughout the community to create awareness and reduce substance abuse. It reaches these goals by supporting PRIDE teams, sponsoring educational classes and providing prevention material to parents, students and the community.
PRIDE provides prevention education at community events, health fairs, seminars and training sessions.
PRIDE has partnered with the Tuscaloosa County and Tuscaloosa City School Systems in implementing "Have a Little PRIDE", an elementary prevention program designed for 3rd graders and focuses on making healthy lifestyle choices and choosing not to use tobacco and alcohol.
PRIDE is currently working on a program for ALL students as part of our long term goal entitled "CDEP". Check out our Programs page for more information.
PRIDE of Tuscaloosa and Prevention services works closely with the Tuscaloosa City and Tuscaloosa County school systems by:
Our children and our community are worth it. Please consider a monthly donation to PRIDE.