Prevention is an active process of creating conditions which promote well-being. Prevention of alcohol and drug use disorders involves activities designed to encourage a life-style which is free from the use of mind altering substances.

ADDS provides and promotes activities which encourage a healthier life-style. These activities can be anything from drug free workplace presentations, presentations in the school setting, to promoting a drug free community event.

The Prevention department partners with many community organizations to make these activities happen. The Iowa Department of Public Health, United Way, and other local grants give prevention the means to do the work in the community.

Check out our most recent Prevention Newsletter to stay informed about what our team is up to now!

Please also check out our Teen Mental Mental Health and Substance Abuse Prevention Guide developed by the ADDS Prevention Team!