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In Kent County, our substance abuse prevention services are focused on the intentional development of a “Prevention Prepared Community”. The activities we undertake are aimed at reducing numerous risk factors that exist within many communities. Our actions are intended to reduce the prevalence of harmful or inappropriate use or abuse of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs (including prescription drugs) by all of our citizens. We work in partnership with the following providers to implement their specific programs:
In addition to these “direct” programs, we work with the Kent County Prevention Coalition to plan activities and campaigns that offer the opportunity for broader community impact (e.g., www.talksooner.org).
Communicable Disease Prevention: The use of substances increases a person’s risk of exposure to certain communicable diseases (e.g., hepatitis, HIV, etc.). All who are admitted into treatment are screened for the potential of communicable disease and are referred to the Kent County Health Department for testing and treatment if needed.
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Prevention: Some women who are referred for care will also be individuals who are either pregnant or at risk for pregnancy. Alcohol use is associated with a range of developmental problems for unborn children. This program offers unique assistance for women who meet the specific criteria for this prevention-oriented high risk intervention program.