Prevention Works

Prevention Works

Prevention services are designed to help South Carolinians of all ages avoid the dangers of using alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs. Services strive to prevent young people from experimenting with these substances, as well as to prevent the development of problems among specific high-risk groups and the public at large. Available in communities throughout South Carolina, prevention services are based on principles of sound research and evidence-based practices.

Services are designed to identify and reduce factors that place an individual or a community at risk of experiencing problems, while at the same time strengthening other identifiable factors that can help protect individuals and communities from developing such problems.