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Drug Demand Reduction Program

DRUG DEMAND REDUCTION

MISSION:

The Civil Air Patrol Drug Demand Reduction Program assists units at all levels to instill an aggressive, positive, drug-free attitude in CAP members, Air Force families, DoD civilians and school-age children through a comprehensive program that:

  • Promotes CAP as a positive community service lifestyle.
  • Encourages youth to remain in school.
  • Focuses on drug abuse awareness, education and prevention.
  • Provides positive activities as an alternative to drugs and gang violence.

Vision:

The CAP DDR Program supports the President’s National Drug Control Strategy.

Cadets:
In the context of the Cadet Program, the CAP DDR program’s vision is CAP cadets applying their leadership skills by serving as ambassadors of the drug-free ethic.

Adults:
In the context of senior member activities, the CAP DDR program’s vision is CAP senior members ready to perform Missions for America, unimpeded by substance abuse.

Outcomes:

Unit commanders will concentrate their efforts upon the goals listed below when conducting DDR activities within their units: 

  • • To promote drug abuse awareness, education and prevention.
  • • To provide positive activities as an alternative to drugs and gang violence.
  • • To promote CAP as a positive, service-oriented lifestyle.
  • • To encourage youth to succeed in school.
  • • To share the overall drug-free message with the community at large.
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