We are proud to announce we have an updated and upgraded Drug Awareness Program!!



The ASA Staff runs programs throughout the school year to teach drug prevention to the youth of Arkansas. There is a program designed for K-3, 4-6th, 7-8th and 9th-12th.  If your school or organization is interested in having the team do a program in your area please contact the Association. With the help of your Sheriff, the ASA strives to reach out and help the youth in our great state make the right choice to JUST SAY NO!


Be Smart Don't Start 

Be Smart Don't Start is a program utilized by the ASA to teach children about the dangers of tobacco, alcohol, and other drugs of abuse. Junior Deputy Max (mascot), and the Be Smart Don't Start lecturers travel throughout Arkansas presenting programs to Kindergarten through Twelfth grade students. The ASA Drug Program reaches over 10,000 children each year. This information focuses on educating these students about the effects and consequences of drug use. 

If you would like for The ASA Drug Program to come to your school, please contact The Arkansas Sheriffs' Association. Tonya Carter, Drug Program Coordinator (501)244-0400 or email: tcarter@arsheriffs.org or request your date on the link above.