For more than a quarter-century, SADD has been recognized as a national leader in alcohol and drug education and prevention. What began as a small-town, grass-roots response to the tragedy of two impaired driving crashes and the resulting death of two teenage students quickly grew to become a nationwide organization fueled by millions of young people across the country. In 1997, in response to requests from SADD students themselves, SADD expanded its mission, and chapters now use the name Students Against Destructive Decisions. Today, SADD highlights the prevention of a broad range of behaviors and attitudes that are harmful to young people, with special attention to underage drinking, substance abuse, impaired and dangerous driving, teen violence, and suicide.
Indiana SADD provides support to over 100 middle school, high school, and college chapters, along with dozens of other prevention and community programs. Our purpose is to provide support for existing chapters and assist in the development of new chapters throughout Indiana.