Why Prevention?

The Seven Counties Services Regional Prevention Center is one of fourteen centers in Kentucky that prevent and reduce substance use and suicide while promoting mental and emotional health. Why do it? Simply put - it saves lives.

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Youth Substance Abuse Prevention

Youth Substance Abuse Prevention

Research shows that the younger a child or youth is when they begin experimenting with drugs or alcohol, the more likely they are to develop addictive disorders, which tend to be chronic and relapsing. While addictive disorders are treatable, it is far better to prevent their development. Check out http://www.AboveTheInfluence.com
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Suicide Prevention

Suicide Prevention

Suicide is preventable, and is most often linked to severe clinical depression-a treatable illness. Suicide rates are on the rise. Learn more about preventing suicide, and take this one step NOW: add the National Suicide Hotline number to your telephone's contacts: 800-273-8255
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Behavioral Health

Behavioral Health

Preventing and treating mental, emotional and behavioral health disorders, which often go undiagnosed and untreated, is particularly important for children and youth. Forty percent of children and youth experience a mental, emotional or behavioral health problem before they reach 18, and many try to relieve their pain by experimenting with addictive substances.
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Public Policy

Public Policy

Public policy is a key area of focus in our work to prevent substance abuse and suicide and to promote mental and behavioral health. Policies, programs, and laws that help children and adults maintain good health are critical. Seven Counties' Prevention Division works to identify policy needs and advocates for change that supports families and communities.
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