Drug and alcohol prevention program expanding to local schools

'Too Good for Drugs' program receives grant

Drug and alcohol prevention program...

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) - A local nonprofit is keeping kids away from alcohol and drugs thanks to a grant.

The Coulee Council on Addictions is receiving the 'La Crosse County Grant for Prevention' so the group is expanding prevention programs to schools in the La Crosse area. The 'Too Good for Drugs' program is designed to teach elementary students to make healthy decisions and resist peer pressure.

Thanks to the federally funded grant, the council is expanding the program to elementary schools in the La Crosse, Onalaska, and Bangor school districts.

"It's a positive message about good decision making, making good choices, and as we see people being faced with more and more bad choices this will just be something that will give them the strength and the tools to help make positive choices,” said Coulee Council on Addictions Executive Director Cheryl Hancock.

The 'Too Good for Drugs' program is currently available at Holmen and West Salem elementary schools.

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