Prevention Resource Center
What is Prevention?
Prevention is the practice of working in the community to reduce the harm that
comes to people as a result of their behavior or the behavior of others.
At Alcohol and Drug Services we focus on three types of prevention
This type of prevention works primarily with individuals through
education and information dissemination about the dangers of alcohol and other
drug use, risky sexual behaviors, and violence. The hope is that, armed with
appropriate information, individuals will make healthy decisions that will not harm him/her.
Combined, these strategies help create community change to reduce behaviors that
put individuals at risk of injury or death.
This type of prevention looks at the community and their belief
systems regarding such behaviors as alcohol use, underage drinking, drug use, what
kids need in their life to keep them safe, and the responsibility of the community
members in caring for our youth. It includes media campaigns, educational talks to
groups of people, and community assessment.
This type of prevention looks at the community laws, and judicial
systems that affect how people are dealt with when breaking the laws. It includes
working with local and state government to create laws to help reduce the harm of
substance abuse, and increase protective factors for youth and families.
Drug and Alcohol misuse are community issues and need a community solution.
The staff at Alcohol and Drug Services works closely with many community members to develop strategies to prevent harm for the youth of Gallatin County.
Resources we offer
- Regional Alcohol and Drug Awareness Resource
- Video Lending Library
- Book Lending Library
- Links to where to get additional information
- Connections to services
- Local community prevention and human service organizations
- Prevention and Treatment services throughout state and nation
Services We Provide
- Educational displays/ Health Fairs
- Information on Laws
- Ideas for and help setting up scientifically proven prevention programs
- Culturally sensitive methods of addressing specific populations
- Training for local community coalitions
- Collaboration on local initiatives
- Responsible Beverage Service trainings (bi-monthly)
- Development of safety plans to community events
- Meaningful community service
- Minor in Possession classes
For more information, contact
Ken Spencer, Prevention Specialist
Adolescent Resource Center |
enter on the south side of the ADSGC building
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