As a prevention strategy, Hooked On Fishing, Not On
Drugs targets youth with a history of being at extreme
risk. It also
targets youth not involved with ATODs and those that need
Besides receiving court referrals, the program is a
referral point for youth and families who need treatment.
It involves families of CTC’s adult clients in
drug-free alternative programming and social recreational
Center’s adults in ATOD
On Fishing, Not On Drugs at
is an aquatic education, prevention and intervention
program sponsored by the Ohio Division of Wildlife and the
Future Fishermen Foundation.
Hooked On Fishing, Not On Drugs at Cleveland Treatment Center
is also supported by grants received from The Harry K. and
Emma R. Fox Charitable Foundations, the National Council
of Jewish Women – Cleveland Section, the Paralyzed
Veterans of America – Buckeye Chapter, The Ridgecliff
Foundation, and the Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services
Board of Cuyahoga County.
STATE & NATIONAL
On Fishing, Not On Drugs” is a nationally recognized
program sponsored by the Future Fisherman Foundation and
is designated to provide young people with a perspective
alternative to drug and alcohol use and experimentation.
The Ohio Division of Wildlife has adopted the
program as a means of teaching fishing and aquatic
resource education to the state’s youth.
Youth leaders who wish to learn more about the
program can contact the Division of Wildlife for details
on getting kids “Hooked On Fishing, Not On Drugs.”