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The Prevention department of the Council on Addiction Recovery Services is dedicated to providing quality classroom programs that can be tailored to meet the needs of individual schools. Our Prevention Specialists utilize evidence-based curricula to provide students with age-appropriate information and the living skills necessary for a lifetime of protection from substance abuse.

Protecting You, Protecting Me ("PY/PM" - Grades 1 through 5)
Designated as a Model Program by SAMHSA, a division of the U.S. Department of Health, PY/PM provides a variety of life skills, including character development, media awareness, communication, and vehicle safety. Delivered through easy-to-understand lectures and interesting activities, PY/PM teaches students how to make healthy decisions regarding their health.

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Project ALERT
("PA" - Middle School)
Proven effective by longitudinal studies, PA helps to counter the myths about drinking and other drug use. Through active engagement in the learning process, students discover the consequences of substance use and abuse. PA supports students in identifying and resisting both internal and external pressures that can lead to experimentation with alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs.

Project Toward No Drug Abuse ("TND" - 8th or 9th grade)
TND is a model program that provides accurate information to students about the environmental, social, physiological, and emotional consequences of substance abuse. It provides students with the opportunity to personalize the information and invites them to make a personal commitment to good self-care.

Too Good for Violence and Drugs ("TGD/V - Grades 1 - High School)
Designated as an Evidence Based Program by SAMHSA, a division of the US Department of Health, TGD/V provides information on a variety of behavioral skills that research has shown to promote healthy decision making and positive outcomes. The programs are designed to mitigate risk factors and build the basis for a safe, supportive, and respectful learning environment.

SPORT (Middle & High School)
This evidence-based single-session intervention uses motivational interviewing to help students improve their habits related to health. Students assess six types of health behaviors and identify positive goals and the behaviors that support those goals.



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P.O. Box 567 • 201 S. Union St. • Olean, NY 14760
Phone 716 / 373-4303 • Fax 716 / 373-4327 • TDD 711

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