Prevention Services

Prevention Services mission is to work within our communities to encourage prevention of substance use and to foster health and wellness within the individuals, families and communities we serve through empowering and relevant evidence based educational programs.

  • Focused on preventing and reducing Underage Drinking and Vaping, a division of Hunterdon County’s Partnership for Health.
    Visit the Drug-Free Task Force Page
  • The Positive YOUth Initiative is focused on building county wide capacity to reduce substance abuse among youth 9-20 years old in Hunterdon County. This initiative addresses behavioral health disparities such as at-risk youth and under-served Latino population in Hunterdon County.
    Visit the Positive Youth Page
  • Provides evidence-based, and developmentally appropriate programs to support the health and wellness of individuals, families, and our communities. We can offer programs both in person and virtually.
    Visit the Prevention Education Page
  • Through widespread community collaboration, environmental change, and education, we work to reduce substance use in Hunterdon and Somerset Counties.
    Visit the Safe Communities Coalition Page
  • The Hunterdon County Youth Coalition is dedicated to the betterment of our community by promoting a substance-free lifestyle among youth. Visit the HCYC Page

Did you know...

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    10% of 12-year olds say they have tried alcohol; by age 15 that number jumps to 50%

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    By age 9, kids are already building positive associations with drugs and alcohol, and some are starting to experiment. (SAMHSA)

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    Life Skills Training can cut tobacco, alcohol and marijuana use by up to 80%

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    For every $1 spent on prevention education, $10-$18 is saved on treatment


Health and Wellness Programs

  • Current Drug Trends
  • Internet/Cyber Safety
  • Footprints for Life
  • LifeSkills
  • Peer Leadership Training
  • Prescription Drug Prevention
  • Strengthening Families Program
  • Tobacco Prevention/Education
  • Underage Drinking Prevention

Signs of Substance Misuse in Adolescents

  • Decreased motivation
  • Sudden shifts in mood
  • Sleepiness in class or appearing tuned out
  • Bloodshot eyes
  • Unexplained weight loss or gain
  • Deterioration of physical appearance
  • Paranoia or depression
  • Chronic absenteeism
  • Abrupt drop-off in academic performance