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West Virginia Prevention Resources
WV Department of Health and Human Resources Bureau of Behavioral Health
The WV Department of Health & Human Resources Bureau of Behavioral Health is the agency responsible for federal flow-thru funding for prevention and state prevention policy for behavioral health including prevention.
Help & Hope WV
Help & Hope WV focuses on connecting people and organizations to information and resources needed to prevent, treat and promote recovery of substance use disorders.
Prevention First WV
Prevention First WV is a proactive, comprehensive stance to showcase the importance of substance abuse prevention throughout West Virginia. This approach provides a clear, consistent, strong message to community members, lawmakers, and other key stakeholders that “prevention” is an integral part of the continuum of care and that prevention is a critical component of any thriving community. Contact a Prevention Lead Organization to engage with prevention efforts in your region.
WV SADD strives to build, celebrate, and empower generations of young leaders with dedication, passion, and skills for healthy, productive, and caring lives. SADD is a youth-based, peer-to-peer organization that promotes youth empowerment and uses peer influence to spread the message of positive decision-making. The WV SADD organization is comprised of about 315 chapters that embrace a “no use” policy and help educate their peers about potentially destructive decisions regarding underage drinking, impaired driving, other drug use, bullying, and suicide. WV SADD’s mission is to provide students with the best prevention and intervention tools possible to deal with the issues of underage drinking, other drug use, impaired driving, and other destructive decisions.
West Virginia Alliance of Recovery Residences
WVARR serves as a unified voice advocating for and educating about the recovery residence community in West Virginia.
Office of Drug Control Policy
National Prevention Resources
CAMHSA & CSAP
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP) works creates: Supportive workplaces, schools, and communities; Drug-free and crime-free neighborhoods; and Positive connections with friends and family.
Partnership to End Addiction
Partnership to End Addiction is a national nonprofit organization that translates the science of teen drug use and addiction for families, providing parents with direct support to prevent and cope with teen drug and alcohol abuse.
Mental Health America
Mental Health America is a national organization that provides information, advocacy and resources to promote mental wellness. You can access free, online, confidential screens at www.mentalhealthamerica.net/mental-health-screening-tools
CADCA is a coalition membership organization representing those working to make their communities safe, healthy and drug-free. They support community, family and youth leaders to be effective agents of change through the coalition model.
Higher Education Center for Alcohol & Drug Misuse Prevention & Recovery (HECAOD)
Higher Education Center for Alcohol & Drug Misuse Prevention & Recovery (HECAOD) is a collaboration among The Ohio State University’s College of Social Work, College of Pharmacy, Office of Student Life, Generation Rx, and the Collegiate Recovery Community. It’s a resource for alcohol and drug misuse prevention and recovery for colleges and universities across the country.
Prevention Technology Transfer Centers (PTTC)
The purpose of the Prevention Technology Transfer Center (PTTC) Network is to improve implementation and delivery of effective substance abuse prevention interventions, and provide training and technical assistance services to the substance abuse prevention field. It does this by developing and disseminating tools and strategies needed to improve the quality of substance abuse prevention efforts; providing intensive technical assistance and learning resources to prevention professionals in order to improve their understanding of prevention science, epidemiological data, and implementation of evidence-based and promising practices; and, developing tools and resources to engage the next generation of prevention professionals.