What is Prevention? The Role of the Community

Prevention efforts focus on the environment to build communities that protect adolescents from early substance use. All of the key sectors within a community come together to build comprehensive strategies that reduce risk factors for substance misuse and addiction, such as high rates of poverty, social norms and drug availability, and counterbalances them with protective factors, such as community engagement and healthy activities.

Other efforts focus on improving the places where young people spend their time— like schools, public parks, libraries, churches, shopping malls— to promote attachment and community engagement, which reduces the likelihood of substance use.

Prevention saves lives and supports healthy communities.

 

What is Prevention? The Role of the Community

Prevention efforts focus on the environment to build communities that protect adolescents from early substance use. All of the key sectors within a community come together to build comprehensive strategies that reduce risk factors for substance misuse and addiction, such as high rates of poverty, social norms and drug availability, and counterbalances them with protective factors, such as community engagement and healthy activities.

Other efforts focus on improving the places where young people spend their time— like schools, public parks, libraries, churches, shopping malls— to promote attachment and community engagement, which reduces the likelihood of substance use.

Prevention saves lives and supports healthy communities.

 

The Prevention Alliance of Loudon County Activities

Educational Videos

The Prevention Alliance of Loudon County Activities

Educational Videos

BE PART OF THE CHANGE FOR LOUDON COUNTY

BE PART OF THE CHANGE FOR LOUDON COUNTY