Community Prevention

The Community Prevention program increases community knowledge about overall wellness and substance abuse.

This program provides education, technical assistance, and community support with an information resource center and community health fair participation to assist individuals, neighborhoods, and all community members in Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, and Walton counties. As it is vital for communities to stay informed on the latest information and trends, presentation topics include information on drug trends, marijuana, prescription drugs, vaping, the dangers of underage alcohol use, and bullying.

For more information or to schedule a presentation for your workplace or organization, contact Denise Manassa at or 850-434-2724.

Mental Health First Aid

CDAC provides Adult and Youth Mental Health First Aid trainings. Both are nationally recognized 8-hour courses. The purpose of these trainings is to educate the general public to become Mental Health First Aiders. Just as CPR helps you assist an individual having a heart attack, Mental Health First Aid helps you assist someone experiencing a mental health or substance use-related crisis. For more information, email