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.

  • 1st Stop Wine & Spirits (Linden)  
  • Aces High Liquor Store- Winona 
  • Arnold’s Family Restaurant (Daingerfield) 
  • Arp High School 
  • Arp Junior High School 
  • Booze Station (Lone Star) 
  • Bridging the Gaps of Texarkana 
  • Brookshire’s Grocery Company  
  • Bruno’s Pizza, Old Jacksonville Hwy, Tyler 
  • CEFCO (Queen City) 
  • Champions for Children 
  • Chick-Fil-A Broadway Crossing 
  • China Café of Daingerfield 
  • Christus Mother Frances 
  • Country Express (Naples) 
  • Crazy’s 8 Liquor (Mt. Pleasant) 
  • Crump’s Grocery of Linden  
  • Crystal Springs Spirits, Winona 
  • Cumberland Academy Middle School 
  • Daingerfield ISD 
  • Daingerfield Police Department 
  • Dairy Queen (Atlanta & Omaha) 
  • Dickson Street Package Store (Pittsburg) 
  • Don Juan’s of Hughes Springs 
  • Don Juan’s (Naples) 
  • East Texas Liquors (Lone Star) 
  • Exxon (Daingerfield) 
  • Firehouse Subs, Tyler  
  • Fran’s Barbecue & Pizza (Daingerfield) 
  • Fresh by Brookshire’s  
  • Glen Oaks Hospital 

  • Good Time Stop (Daingerfield) 
  • Good Time Video (Naples) 
  • Hallsville Police Department 
  • Hawkins Family Restaurant (Daingerfield) 
  • Hughes Springs ISD 
  • Hunt Brothers Pizza (Linden) 
  • In & Out Liquor (Mt. Pleasant) 
  • John Tyler High School 
  • John Tyler PTA 
  • Jr. Food Mart (Daingerfield) 
  • Kilgore College 
  • Kilgore Middle School 
  • Kilgore Police Department 
  • Kim’s #26, #27, #30 (Atlanta) 
  • La Carreta (Mt. Pleasant) 
  • Linden Fuel Center (Linden) 
  • Literacy Council of Tyler 
  • Little Caesars Pizza  
  • Lone Star Beer Barn of Lone Star  
  • McDonalds 
  • Morris County Sheriff’s Office 
  • Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) 
  • Mr. J Liquor (Pittsburg) 
  • Mt. Pleasant ISD 
  • Mugshots (Daingerfield) 
  • Northeast Texas Community College 
  • North East Texas Credit Union 
  • North Texas Community College Adult Literacy program 
  • Oasis Liquor  
  • Our Special Touch (Omaha) 
  • Panda Express 

  • Pazzeria by Pietro’s, Tyler 
  • Pewitt CISD 
  • Pittsburg ISD 
  • Rear of the Steer (Omaha)   
  • S-Mart (Omaha) 
  • Smith County Juvenile Probation 
  • Smith County Sheriff’s Office 
  • Sonic (Daingerfield) 
  • Spring Market (Lone Star)  
  • Star Mart (Omaha) 
  • Student National Pharmacy Association 
  • Super Bueno (Mt. Pleasant) 
  • Texas Alcohol Beverage Commission 
  • Titus County Juvenile Probation 
  • Tyler ISD Career and Technology Center 
  • Tyler Junior College (Counseling Services) 
  • Tyler Legacy PTA 
  • Tyler Police Department 
  • United Way of Smith County 
  • UT Tyler College of Pharmacy 
  • UT Tyler Title IX Investigations 
  • Valero (Naples) 
  • Walmart Supercenter 
  • Walmart Neighborhood Market 
  • West Side Liquors (Pittsburg) 
  • Wildcat One Stop Shop, Winona 
  • Winona High School 
  • Winona Junior High School 
  • Wise Up Rusk County 
  • Women, Infants and Children (WIC)