Prevention and Wellness

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure

Benjamin Franklin

Substance use prevention: Building resilient families, schools and communities are the strongest factors identified across programs for substance use prevention. This section includes information to enhance communications, promote connections and strengthen the bonds to support individuals experiencing loneliness, anxiety, and stress.

Harm reduction: Awareness about prescription pain medication safety, recovery options and initiatives to reduce opioid overdose deaths.

Wellness: Information on healthy alternatives to manage the challenges of life as alternatives to substance use.

Stigma reduction: Awareness about how mental illness and addiction can happen to anyone; family, friends, or neighbors and create an understanding that can promote empathy and respect.