Substance abuse prevention is actively working prior to the onset of a disorder to prevent substance use or abuse, limit the development of problems associated with substance use or abuse, and reduce the risk of developing a behavioral health problem. Prevention efforts help Wyoming avoid the dangers of using alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs.
Wyoming Substance Abuse Prevention Program’s approach to prevention is to gather and use data to guide prevention decisions specific to community needs. This means working with diverse community partners to choose culturally appropriate, effective, sustainable, evidence-based strategies according to the needs of the community, and to work with individuals who are passionate and knowledgeable about both their communities and prevention to reduce the risk of alcohol and other drug-related problems throughout Wyoming.
Learn more about Prevention
- Prevention Vs. Treatment
- Risk and Protective Factors
- Strategic Prevention Framework
- Prevention Activities