Who We Are
Research shows that in East Texas, approximately 65% of minors get their alcohol from friends and family. As a community, we have a responsibility as parents and neighbors to eliminate underage drinking.
Don’t Provide East Texas is an initiative to increase awareness about the role that adults, specifically parents can have in preventing underage drinking. Our goal is to increase your knowledge about the social, legal and financial consequences of providing alcohol to minors, and equip you with tips and resources that will help you prevent underage drinking at home.
The Impact of Underage Drinking
About Don’t Provide East Texas
We are a group of concerned community members, teaming up to prevent substance abuse among youth in East Texas. Together, we represent three coalitions that work across nine counties.


East Texas Substance Abuse Coalition covers Smith County. Piney Woods Substance Abuse Coalition covers Gregg, Harrison, Marion, and Upshur counties. Northeast Texas Coalition Against Substance Abuse covers Titus, Morris, Cass, and Camp counties.


Our coalitions operate under Next Step Community Solutions, a Tyler-based nonprofit that works to provide substance abuse prevention and education, training, and mental health counseling to youth in East Texas.

Business Spotlights:
We would like to thank the following companies for participating in our sticker campaign to get the word out throughout the year and supporting our efforts to keep our community safe for all our residents.
Our Community Partners
We believe the only way to create lasting change is by working together.
Representatives from the following organizations have worked with us in some capacity to help with our underage drinking, marijuana, synthetic marijuana and prescription drug abuse prevention efforts in East Texas.

  • Tyler Police Department
  • Smith County Sheriff’s Office
  • Texas Alcohol Beverage Commission
  • Smith County Juvenile Probation
  • Titus County Juvenile Probation
  • Kilgore Police Department
  • Hallsville Police Department
  • Morris County Sheriff’s Office
  • Daingerfield Police Department
  • Women, Infants and Children (WIC)
  • United Way of Smith County
  • Champions for Children
  • Literacy Council of Tyler
  • North Texas Community College Adult Literacy program
  • Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)
  • Bridging the Gaps of Texarkana
  • Student National Pharmacy Association
  • Wise Up Rusk County
  • Brookshire’s Grocery Company
  • Super 1
  • Fresh by Brookshire’s
  • Christus Mother Frances

  • UT Tyler College of Pharmacy
  • UT Tyler Title IX Investigations
  • Tyler Junior College (Counseling Services)
  • Kilgore College
  • Northeast Texas Community College
  • Tyler ISD Career and Technology Center
  • Robert E. Lee High School
  • John Tyler High School
  • Cumberland Academy Middle School
  • Arp High School
  • Arp Junior High School
  • Winona High School
  • Winona Junior High School
  • Daingerfield ISD
  • Hughes Springs ISD
  • Pewitt CISD
  • Kilgore Middle School
  • Hawkins Restaurant of Daingerfield
  • Don Juan’s of Hughes Springs
  • Lone Star Beer Barn of Lone Star
  • Crump’s Grocery of Linden
  • China Café of Daingerfield

  • Walmart Supercenter
  • Walmart Neighborhood Market
  • Chick-Fil-A Broadway Crossing
  • McDonalds
  • Bruno’s Pizza, Old Jacksonville Hwy, Tyler
  • Pazzeria by Pietro’s, Tyler,
  • Firehouse Subs, Tyler
  • Oasis Liquor
  • Panda Express
  • Little Caesars Pizza
  • Crystal Springs Spirits, Winona
  • Wildcat One Stop Shop, Winona
  • Aces High Liquor Store- Winona
  • North East Texas Credit Union
  • Glen Oaks Hospital
  • Robert E. Lee PTA
  • John Tyler PTA
  • Local parents