Our prevention goal is to increase awareness about alcohol, tobacco and other drug related problems in our communities, schools, businesses, and professional organizations.
We do this primarily through two strategies: evidence-based education programs and community-based prevention coalitions.
The Southwest Council offers evidenced-based education programs in school and community settings implemented by trained prevention specialists. We strive to educate individuals of the risks of using drugs and alcohol, while teaching life skills to encourage healthy decision making.
Three active anti-drug coalitions all began as initiatives of The Southwest Council, with the goal to create strategic community partnerships aimed at helping those vulnerable to a substance abuse and addiction. CCHCC in Cumberland, GRASP in Gloucester, and SCRATCH in Salem.