Featured Project

Reduce Underage Alcohol Abuse

Sponsored by the Federal Department of Education and in partnership with the North East Florida Education Consortium, FCPR is implementing a three prong initiative to reduce alcohol abuse in middle schools in seven counties.

It introduces the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services (SAMHSA) approved model programs Too Good for Drugs (TGFD) and the National Registry of Effective Programs (N-REP) Guiding Good Choices (GGC) in the middle school levels, combined with a Social Norms Marketing Campaign (SNMC).

The www.totallyreal.org web site provides information for parents, students and school staff about the effects of alcohol, results of the project and "cool" facts.


To establish a reputable and respected prevention, research, and services organization.


To provide innovative research, education, training, and technological solutions to address the challenges of substance abuse prevention and other social issues among Florida's population.

FCPR history

On August 25, 1997, the State of Florida won a landmark lawsuit against the tobacco industry and was awarded an $11.3 billion settlement. The first $200 million received by the State was earmarked to fund a pilot program to reduce youth tobacco use. The Florida Center for Prevention Research (FCPR) was created at Florida State University to support the Florida Tobacco Pilot Program from its inception in February 1998 until its termination on June 30, 2003. Since 2003, the 20 person FCPR team expanded its depth and breadth in substance abuse prevention capabilities under contracts and grants from the Office of the Governor, Department of Children and Families, Department of Education, the U.S. Department of education and others.

Located at the FSU Research Complex, FCPR has managed projects in excess of $21 million, ranging from health care to youth programs. Project Managers come with a variety of experience and skills to partner with agencies, through their unique talents they provide sound services and products. Agencies find that while working with FCPR, they work with a team - a successful team that is mission focused!