About the Scott County Drug Prevention Task Force

The Scott County Drug Prevention Force is approaching ten years of existence. After careful consideration, we decided that to better reach our audience, we wanted to rebrand. That being said, going forward we will be known as ChooseNotToUse. The purpose of rebranding was to find a new name and logo that encompasses the dangers of all illegal drug use. Our mission remains the same: to teach K-12 and the citizens of Scott County about the dangers of illegal drug use. We continue our partnership with Climb Theatre. Climb Theatre creates high-quality educational theatre that propels audiences toward positive action. Climb Theatre sends actors into our Scott County middle schools and our Juvenile Alternative Facility in Jordan to teach classes that gives students the tools they need to analyze their own risk-taking behavior and say no to gateway drugs. They also perform Twisted Ride to Nowhere in all middle schools. Twisted Ride is a phenomenal performance and concentrates on meth and heroin use and the lives affected by that use. We have had very positive feedback from students and teachers on Climb Theatre. To learn more about Climb Theatre, please visit www.climb.org.


The Scott County Drug Prevention Task Force is co-chaired by:

"As Scott County Attorney, I see firsthand the effects that illegal drug use has on law enforcement, government agencies, our communities and our citizens. It is the goal of ChooseNotToUse to educate and inform our youth about the dangers of illegal drug use and the negative impact it has on those that use. We all make choices in life and our hope is that you will choose not to use"
Click here for more information about Scott County Attorney Ron Hocevar.

"As your Sheriff, I have seen the negative effects of drug addiction on families, in our schools, in our community, and ultimately in our criminal justice system. The ChooseNotToUse partnership is one way for us to work together to improve the decision making of our youth through education."
Click here for more information about Sheriff Luke Hennen.

"“This rebranding effort reflects our determination to expand on the successes we experienced in combating the scourge of methamphetamine use and manufacture to encompass all harmful substances that threaten the health and safety of our community. ChooseNotToUse will use every method at our disposal, from widespread education to vigorous enforcement of the law, to battle the destructive impact of everything from the abuse of prescription drugs to the frightening rise in heroin use. I’m proud of our past successes, but our work continues.”
Click here for more information about Scott County Commissioner Barbara Marschall.

""Through our partnership with Climb Theatre, we make a concentrated effort to educate our youth about the dangers of illegal drug use.  Providing them with the tools to say no is vital.  If you do not try illegal drug use, you cannot become addicted.  Keeping the citizens of Scott County informed and educated about illegal drug use is part of our mission.  Choose Not To Use."