Substance Abuse Education and Demand Reduction Fund (SAEDRF)



Established by Act 2002-198, the Substance Abuse Education and Demand Reduction Fund (SAEDRF) will provide funds for the following:

  • Develop projects that provide research-based approaches to prevention, intervention, training, treatment and education services to reduce substance abuse;
  • Create statewide programs to educate about the dangers of substance abuse and increase public awareness of the benefits of a drug-free Pennsylvania; and
  • Devise statewide programs to educate employers, unions, and employees about the dangers of substance abuse in the workplace.

The Fund collects costs imposed on individuals who violate the Controlled Substance, Drug, Device and Cosmetic Act or laws relating to driving under the influence of alcohol or a controlled substance.