Addiction is a chronic disease of the brain that is 100 percent preventable. Prevention science uses a public health approach to decrease substance use and problem gambling. Specialists teach children and adults how to be resilient and cope with life’s stressors without turning to alcohol, tobacco, other drugs, and gambling.

Prevention helps our community better itself. These resources really can change someone’s life.
~ Community member

Small investments in addiction prevention are consistently shown to deliver significant and long-lasting benefits for individuals, families, and the community. Learn more about our programs below.