We engage and educate the community to help prevent underage use of alcohol, marijuana, and illegal drugs. We promote education about the consequences of substance misuse, harm reduction services, and offer peer led, community support programs for substance use.
ACTIVITIES & PROGRAMS
- Prevention & Recovery Expert Presentations in the Community
- Media Campaigns
- Prevention Work with NB Schools – Life skills
Substance Use Prevention
nbCC’s Substance Use Prevention work is to oversee all aspects of planning and implementation for the Bureau of Substance Abuse Services prevention grant. This work is guided by a strategic plan, draws from evidence-based approaches, evolves based on lessons learned and new information. Current strategies intended to reduce youth substance use include: working with pediatric providers, parent education and engagement, supporting evidence-based prevention practices in schools, educating and supporting youth workers, and media messages to change community norms.