Our History

2014

  • Sponsored the Midwest Alcohol Policy Summit with participation of 27 states 
  • Restructuring of the Statewide Prevention Coalition Association 
  • We Are The Majority Youth Rally held in Columbus, Lorain and Cleveland with over 2000 youth involved
  • SOLACE on the Solstice Motorcycle ride held
  • Monthly Program Webinars offered

2013

  • Held a statewide conference on Bridging the G.A.P. that included an evening celebration of SOLACE
  • Regional trainings held on Bridging the G.A.P. and regional meetings held for the Statewide Prevention Coalition and the College Initiative program
  • We Are The Majority Youth Rally held in Columbus, Ohio

2012

  • Parents Who Host, Lose The Most: Don’t be a party to teenage drinking program started sharing a  nationwide training, “Beyond Billboards and Brochures”, with visits to three states to share the training
  • BUZZKILL was piloted in six college communities for a second year of the program
  • The Ohio College Initiative to Reduce High Risk-Drinking membership increased to 50 with the addition of four Community Colleges
  • Ohio Youth-Led Prevention Network was initiated
  • SOLACE Ohio Network was organized 
  • The new Drug Free Action Alliance logo was released in January

2011

  • Use of online webinars to effectively share the agency's prevention message expanded to include monthly advocacy webinars, five major trainings of which three were national, and program informational meetings
  • Increased College Initiative to Reduce High Risk Drinking to 46 Colleges and Universities
  • Online agency communication expanded including social media sites Facebook and Twitter
  • Buzzkill: Serve Under 21 and the Party's Over, a college social hosting program was trademarked and shared with three college communities as pilot schools, who were evaluated along with three identified control schools
  • Know! Parent Tips changed to being sent electronically and emailed to individuals and point persons in at least 34 states

2010

  • Marijuana as Medicine Position Paper released
  • Clark Kellogg served as Chairman of Parents Who Host Lose The Most campaign
  • Social Hosting Pilot Project and Urban Pilot Project begun
  • Super Bowl Survey generated national involvement of over 40,000 participants and included 39 states

2009

  • Minimum Legal Drinking Age of 21 Position Paper released at Ohio Statehouse Press Conference on October 1, 2008
  • Alcopops Position Paper released at Press Conference at the Rife Center March 10, 2009
  • Ohio Center for Coalition Excellence awarded five partner grants to community coalitions to implement environmental prevention strategies

2008

  • College Initiative hosted U.S. Acting Surgeon General for meeting with College Presidents and Senior Level Administrators
  • Began marketing Parents Who Host Products

2007

  • Know! expanded into two new communities outside of Franklin County
  • Parents Who Host, Lose The Most mini-grants awarded to 26 communities

2006

  • Began Ohio Center for Coalition Excellence
  • 3rd Annual Hope Taft Prevention Advocacy Award presented to Ohio State University President Karen Holbrook

2005

  • Agency name changed to Drug-Free Action Alliance
  • 2nd Annual Hope Taft PreventionAdvocacy Award presented to Congressman Rob Portman
  • Coalition Against Meth formed and trained community and faith-based coalitions
  • United Way of Central Ohio selected Drug Free Action Alliance to manage Know! initiative

2004

  • Youth Philanthropy Council developed
  • Hope Taft Prevention Advocacy Award established and presented to Senator Mike DeWine

2003

  • Statewide Prevention Coalition Association received national award from Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America as the Outstanding Statewide Coalition

2002

  • "Parents Who Host, Lose The Most: Don't be a party to teenage drinking" received National Exemplary Promising Practice Award from Center for Substance Abuse Prevention
  • Georgetown University selected Ohio Parents for Drug Free Youth to be lead agency in Ohio to participate in the Center on Alcohol Marketing and Youth

2001

  • "Parents Who Host, Lose The Most: Don't be a party to teenage drinking" received Exemplary Prevention Program Award From Ohio Department of Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services

1999

  • Enforcing Underage Drinking Laws Initiative developed - "Parents Who Host, Lose The Most: Don't be a party to teenage drinking"

1998

  • The Statewide Prevention Coalition Association and the Ohio College Initiative to Reduce High Risk Drinking received Exemplary Program Awards from the Ohio Department of Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services

1997

  • 10th anniversary

1996

  • Ohio College Initiative to Reduce High Risk Drinking started with 19 participating colleges

1995

  • Formed Statewide Prevention Coalition Association
  • Implemented Communities of Hope pilot program

1994

  • Received award from National Family Partnership for role in Red Ribbon Celebration

1993

  • Hired first paid Executive Director

1992

  • Resource Room established through Ohio Prevention and Education Resource

1991

  • Name changed to Ohio Parents for Drug Free Youth
  • Hired first paid staff
  • Began Volunteers in Prevention

1990

  • Held first statewide conference
  • Leadership role in formation of Ohio Alcohol and Drug Policy Alliance

1989

  • Began Ohio Red Ribbon Celebration

1988

  • Participated in selection of schools for national drug free recognition

1987

  • Ohio Association of Parents for Drug Free Youth Incorporated