AICDAC receives funds through our contract with the Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP) to sponsor various substance use, tobacco and problem gambling prevention programs throughout the three-county area.

Prevention Service Delivery

AICDAC maximizes prevention service delivery based on identified needs and risk factors. There are Six Federal Categories:

  • Information Dissemination: activities that provide awareness and knowledge of substance use and the impact on the individual, family and community. Prevention provides this service through community health fairs and presentations, media campaigns, public service announcements, social media campaigns, informational pamphlets brochures, and video distribution.
  • Education: provide curriculum based services to schools and community members utilizing evidence based (based on research and evaluation to be deemed effective in reducing substance use) and evidence informed ( using the best available research and knowledge to guide implementation) substance use prevention programming. These programs focus on social emotional skills, decision making skills, substance use refusal skills and understanding the effects of substance use.
  • Alternative Activities: These are activities that exclude the use of substances, examples of these services include our annual SummerFEST event, Youth Leadership Conference and Recovery Recognition Events.
  • Problem Identification & Referral: aim at identifying those who have indulged in illegal and/or age inappropriate use of tobacco and alcohol and those individuals who have indulged in the first use of illicit drugs in order to assess if their behavior can be reversed through education. Some of these programs include Underage Users’ group, Student Assistance Program, and various community/parental requesting for information and training.
  • Community-Based Process: aimed at enhancing the ability of the community to more effectively provide and participate in prevention services.  These include presentations in the community to educate the general population on substance use trends and prevention.
  • Environmental: attempt to establish or change written and unwritten community standards, codes, and attitudes to influence incidence and prevalence of the substance use in the general population. Prevention staff spend direct service hours participating in various committees and coalitions and in contacting local legislatures, school superintendents, and public officials.

Prevention Classifications

Universal Prevention Interventions

Target general public or whole population

Selective Preventive Interventions

 Target populations whose risk of developing a disorder is significantly higher than average

Indicated Preventive Interventions

Target individuals in high-risk environments

For more information please contact our Prevention Department
Armstrong-Indiana – 724.354.2746
Clarion – 814.226.6350