Drug and Alcohol Prevention Programs

The Office of Drug and Alcohol contracts with various agencies to provide drug and alcohol prevention education and problem gambling prevention in schools and within the community. Programs are offered FREE of charge and are tailored to meet the community's needs.

The National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices (NREPP) provides a listing of various programming outcomes. To learn more about evidence-based programs or search a program, click here.

Programming is dependent upon the availability of funds.

SCHOOL-BASED PROGRAMMING

School Districts wishing to access the prevention programming below must participate in the Pennsylvania Youth Survey (PAYS). Data collected from PAYS helps guide the strategic plan for programming. Planning for the school year occurs in the spring with the Prevention Provider assigned to the district. The most effective programming is evidence-based designed to build student’s skills over a series of lessons implemented in the classroom. Examples of programs implemented in Montgomery County are listed below.

School Age Programs
Pre-K (Ages 4-5) Second Step, Healthy Alternatives for Little Ones
Focus on social and emotional learning and the transition to Kindergarten
Elementary School  Second Step, Life Skills, Positive Action, Too Good For Drugs, We Know BETter

Student Assistance Program - helping students overcome barriers to learning through individual and group sessions
Middle 
School
Second Step, Life Skills, Too Good For Drugs, True Stories, Safe Dates, Signs of Suicide, Girls Circle 
We Know BETter 

Student Assistance Program - helping students overcome barriers to learning through individual and group sessions
High 
School
Class Action, Life Skills, Too Good For Drugs, True Stories, Safe Dates, Signs of Suicide, Girls Circle 
We Know BETter

AlcoholEdu - online alcohol prevention education including a parent component

Student Assistance Program - helping students overcome barriers to learning through individual and group sessions

COMMUNITY PROGRAMMING

All programs listed above can be offered in the community setting, such as church youth groups, after school programming, summer camps, community centers, etc.

Types of Services

  • Strengths-based family programs
  • Technical assistance for Communities that Care Coalitions
  • Alternative activities to deter youth drug use
  • Parent seminars
  • Drug and alcohol prevention mini grants - for more information, email preventionproject@fsmontco.org
  • Problem Gambling Prevention for Seniors, "Gambling Away the Golden Years"

REQUEST A PROGRAM

Please call our Prevention Coordinator at 610-278-3642 for more information.

RESOURCES

Prevention Programs Printable
Intervention Services
Naloxone Education and Distribution Events