About Us

Scott Countians Against Drugs (SCAD) began in the mid-1980s as Scott County Kentucky’s Community Anti-Drug Coalition.  Concerned members of the community came together to meet, plan, coordinate, and support anti-drug abuse efforts that were just beginning to emerge.  Partnerships were formed between SCAD, city and county government, the school district, the health department, and health and social services agencies.  Eventually incorporating and becoming a tax-exempt organization, SCAD received a 5-year Drug Free Communities grant in 2009 and again in 2016 which allowed it to focus attention on youth substance abuse prevention, specifically focusing on alcohol and prescription abuse, major issues identified at the time.   In 2013, SCAD partnered with the local agency for substance abuse policy board (ASAP) to support its mission to address prevention, treatment, and law-enforcement efforts. That partnership continues.