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1300 First Street, NE, 2nd Floor
Washington, DC 20002
Telephone: (202) 727-8857
Fax: (202) 645-8426
Prevention Services focuses on deterring the onset or first use of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs (ATOD) among youth and reducing substance abuse risk factors for adolescents, families and communities. Changing perceptions, attitudes, behaviors and local conditions that increase the risk of ATOD abuse are primary goals of the prevention program.
Prevention Services :
DC Prevention Centers are conveniently located throughout the city serving residents in 120 neighborhoods of the eight wards. Each Center serves two ward designations. There is a Center for Wards 1 & 2; Wards 3 & 4, Wards 5 & 6, and Wards 7 & 8.
The Prevention Centers are dynamic hubs designed to strengthen the community’s capacity to prevent and curtail the use of drugs at the local level. Each center focuses on building collaborations and partnership within the wards and promoting healthy drug -free living.
The staff at each Center works with communities and neighborhoods to provide substance abuse education, engages community leaders, youth and families in taking action to reduce the risks and use of ATOD and addresses local conditions and elements that lead to substance abuse.