National Prevention Week
A Celebration of Possibility

Montgomery, Ala. – National Prevention Week represents a united effort to strengthen communities against substance misuse and promote mental health and overall well-being. This annual observance rallies individuals, organizations, and communities nationwide to heighten awareness and showcase the effectiveness of evidence-based prevention programs.

This week serves as a vital platform for distributing crucial information and equipping individuals with the necessary tools to navigate concerns regarding substance use disorders and support loved ones in their journey toward recovery. By fostering collaboration and spotlighting innovative prevention strategies, National Prevention Week underscores the importance of collective action in the preservation of public health.

“We recognize that our strength lies in unity and connection,” states Beverly Johnson, Director of Child & Family Services, “National Prevention Week provides an invaluable opportunity for us to unite with advocates and community leaders, reaffirming our shared dedication to prevention.”

From preventing the misuse of opioids, marijuana, tobacco, and alcohol to addressing mental health concerns, National Prevention Week embodies a comprehensive approach to promoting health and wellness.

Throughout the week, various events and activities will take place across the state, organized by dedicated prevention providers committed to creating positive change. The participating organizations include:

•      Agency for Substance Abuse Prevention (ASAP)
•      Alcohol and Drug Abuse Treatment Center (ADATC)
•      AltaPointe Health
•      CED Mental Health Center
•      Central Alabama Wellness
•      Council on Substance Abuse-NCADD
•      Drug Education Council
•      East Alabama Mental Health Center
•      Mountain Lakes Behavioral Healthcare
•      Mental Health of North Central Alabama
•      Northwest Alabama Mental Health Center
•      Resources, Education, and Advocacy for Drug-Free Youth (READY)
•      SpectraCare Health Systems
•      South Central Alabama Mental
•      Wellstone, Inc.
•      Aliceville Housing Authority
•      West Alabama Mental Health Center
•      Franklin Primary
•      Sylacauga Alliance for Family Enhancements (SAFE)
•      Teen Empowerment Awareness and Resolutions, Inc. (TEARS)
•      Addiction Prevention Coalition (APC)

Together, we can combat substance misuse and promote mental well-being for all. For more information about National Prevention Week, please contact Angela Powe, Prevention Associate.


National Prevention Week 2024 – A Celebration of Possibility