Lake County, Indiana Partnership for Success - Substance Use Prevention 

The Lake County PFS (Partnership for Success) project provides critical resources to reduce prescription drug misuse among 12-25 year olds and alcohol abuse among 12-20 year olds. Awarded in February 2016, this project incorporates environmental campaigns and classroom programming. The Environmental Campaigns being implemented as part of the Lake County PFS include SAMHSA’s “Talk.  They Hear You.” and “What’s Your Side Effect,” a prescription drug abuse prevention campaign. The Lake County, PFS partners with Hammond High, Hobart High, and Hobart Middle Schools to implement 2 Evidence-Based Programs:

 

Project Towards No Drug Abuse

An evidence-based drug prevention program for high school youth who are at risk of alcohol, tobacco, or other drug use and violence-related behavior.

Too Good for Drugs

An evidence-based prevention program, is a school-based substance abuse prevention curriculum that builds on students’ resiliency by teaching youth how to be socially competent and autonomous problem solvers.

 

To learn more about the Lake County PFS, please contact:

Destiny Tanas: 219-757-1866

Destiny.Tanas@geminus.org

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