We offer a wide variety of evidence-based substance abuse prevention programs in our three service counties. The targeted populations for these programs range across the lifespan.
Most of the Southwest Council’s evidence-based drug prevention or educational programs take place in school settings, although they have also been provided in community and faith-based settings. In our experience, the most effective programs are delivered interactively and teach skills that assist individuals to refuse drug offers, resist pro-drug influences, correct misperceptions that drug use is normative, and enhance social and personal competence skills.
Our programs are funded through New Jersey Department of Human Services, Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS).