The community and health of the individuals is positively impacted by the promotion of prevention and wellness. The prevention efforts of our providers focus on building awareness, reducing risk and reinforcing protective factors.
The Paint Valley ADAMH Board assures access to a variety of prevention services through our providers and community partners.
Prevention is happening in our communities and schools. Below are some of our highlights:
The cost-benefit estimates show that effective school-based programs pay for themselves and more. For every dollar spent on these programs, an average of $18 dollars per student would be saved over their lifetime.
Source: Miller, T. and Hendrie, D. Substance Abuse Prevention Dollars and Cents: A Cost-Benefit Analysis, DHHS Pub. No. (SMA) 07-4298. Rockville, MD: Center for Substance Abuse Prevention, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 2008.