Taylor County Drug Opposition Partners (TCDOP) is a community-wide drug-free coalition located in rural Taylor County, which has a population of approximately 20,000. The coalition’s main focus is preventing alcohol and drug use in youth ages 10 - 18. Despite the focus on youth, TCDOP works to educate and raise awareness of substance use concerns in the entire community.
The coalition’s success is a result of the strong relationships with law enforcement, media, local governmental agencies, health care and the three school districts, which support a healthy environment for our youth through interventions that prevent and reduce youth alcohol, prescription drug, and methamphetamine use.
TCDOP also consists of a local youth coalition named the Taylor County Pure Performance. This youth coalition is composed of students from the three school districts (Rib Lake, Gilman and Medford) and has been successful in implementing school specific programs committed to academics, sleep, nutrition, involvement in extra curricular activities and avoidance of alcohol and drugs.
The TCDOP and Pure Performance are turning things upside down; challenging the culture of acceptance of alcohol in Taylor County by engaging youth to lead the change in the community.
This website was developed in part under a grant number SPO-02905 from the Office of National Drug Control Policy, Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. The views, policies, & opinions expressed are those of the TCDOP & do not necessarily reflect those of ONDCP, SAMHSA or HHS