Due to the multi-faceted nature of substance abuse, our prevention efforts must be comprehensive and include strategies for all members of the community. Our comprehensive prevention services are intended to impact all segments of the communities by providing information and education for the public. Staff focuses on workplace initiatives, mentoring projects, and community coalitions.
Prevention Specialists assist communities to sponsor media campaigns such as Red Ribbon, Celebrate with Care, Healthy Baby Month, Project Graduation and Alcohol Awareness Month.
Assistance to local groups and employers in organizing coalitions that work to combat substance abuse in their communities.
Help for community groups in planning and promoting drug and alcohol free activities for youth and families.
Sieda as a member of the Rural Communities Opioid Response Program (RCORP) is aimed at reducing the morbidity and mortality of substance use disorder (SUD), including opioid use disorder (OUD) in high-risk rural communities.
Research based curricula are provided by prevention specialists to school districts, parent groups, youth and family committees.
The Tobacco project works extensively with youth to develop anti-smoking messages to support youth who chose not to use tobacco.