Prevention & Education

The Lawrence County Drug and Alcohol Commission, Inc. provides school- and community-based Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs (ATOD) prevention and education services.

In our commitment to provide quality programming, we focus on utilizing evidence-based curriculums such as Too Good for Drugs II.  Evidence-based programs are those that have been scientifically proven to produce positive outcomes.

In addition, we offer a variety of services dealing with character building issues, such as self-esteem, communication skills and peer pressure.  We encourage and promote safe, responsible decision-making skills, as well as drug and alcohol awareness.

Additionally, we are committed to providing our community with the most current information on emerging drug trends, state and federal legislation changes, drug-free workplaces, and other related issues.

Our goal is to reduce the amount of drug and alcohol use in our community through education and risk reduction activities.

Prevention/educational services include:

  • Classroom education (Grades K-12)
  • Educational programs for school personnel, businesses, community agencies, youth groups, parent groups, faith-based groups, etc.
  • Training/mentoring youth advocacy groups (i.e. Peer Leadership)
  • Events coinciding with national and statewide campaigns (i.e. Red Ribbon, Great American Smoke-Out, Prom Promise)
  • Regional Alcohol and Drug Awareness Resource Associate Center (RADAR) – Free alcohol, tobacco, drug and other health-related materials approved by PA Department of Health
  • Camp R.O.C.K. – summer camps for Lawrence County youth in grades 3 & 4 and 5 & 6
  • IMPACT – youth prevention program depicting harmful consequences of substance use/abuse and anti-social behaviors

To request prevention services, please contact the Lawrence County Drug and Alcohol Commission, Inc. at (724) 658-5580.