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Prevention & Education Services

Prevention poem from student

Breaking the cycle of drug and alcohol addiction in our community begins with education.

At Prairie Center, you will find a valuable resource where youth, parents, and school personnel can learn about dangers of alcohol and drug use and how these problems affect individuals and the communities they live in.

Our trained team of Prevention Specialists provide an evidence-based life skills and drug education curriculum, Too Good for Drugs, to students. Our prevention programs are available for preschool through high school aged children on various topics. Educational sessions help students understand the health risks associated with the use of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs. Life skills sessions include instruction on and discussion of refusal skills, self-esteem, communicating with parents, and related social issues.

Prairie Center Prevention team members

These services, which are provided in Champaign, Ford, and Vermilion counties, are all free of charge. Lessons can be tailored to specific needs. Staff is also available to participate in community outreach and education events to spread the message of how important prevention and education are to reduce youth substance use.

Prairie Center's Prevention team is active in several anti-drug community coalitions working to reduce youth substance abuse levels and is also involved in various media campaigns throughout the year. 

To learn more about Prairie Center's prevention programs, contact 217-689-4953 x234 or srudicil@prairie-center.org.