ADS provides three types of
prevention and education services: Universal Prevention, Selective
Prevention, and Indicated Prevention programs.
Universal Prevention Services: This approach
targets the general population.
- Peer led substance abuse awareness and education in
selected schools throughout Guilford County.
- Corporate training related to substance abuse
prevention and treatment issues in the Workplace.
- Workshops for community groups such as Building
Resilient Children and Parenting for Prevention.
- School and community-based prevention programs.
- Life Skills Training for students of selected schools in Guilford
- Distribution of drug education pamphlets and
- Participation in health fairs in the community.
- NC Parent Network designed to engage parents in
workshops on drug prevention resources and volunteer opportunities to
prevent drug use among their children.
Selective Prevention: This approach targets individuals who possess
risk factors for substance abuse.
Small sessions for students K-12 designed to reduce
incidents of high-risk behaviors by increasing awareness of effective
alternatives to substance abuse. Topics include Anger/Behavior Management,
Conflict Resolution, and Self-Esteem Building to name a few.
Serenity Kids (K-6) and Serenity Teens
(7-12) are both small psycho-educational groups for youth living with an
Project Towards No Drug Abuse (TND) Program designed
to help high school youth (14-19 years old) resist substance use through
motivational activities, social skills training, and decision-making
Project Alert Program designed to teach youth
(10-14) to establish no drug use norms, develop reasons not to use drugs,
and to resist pro-drug pressures.
I'm Special Program focuses on developing and
nurturing youths (8-10) sense of uniqueness and self worth, while at the
same time teaching skills for healthy living and effective group
Indicated Prevention Services: This approach
targets individuals who display signs and symptoms of substance use or
Lifestyles is a family education program offered
as an alternative to suspension from the Guilford County Schools for
students with an alcohol or other drug violation.
First Offenders Class is a one-time alcohol
education class for college students who violate their school's substance
abuse policy for the first time.
Insight is an educational course for college
students who violate their school's alcohol policy twice or substance abuse
Adolescent Education Groups are designed for young
people who have used or experimented with alcohol or other drugs but who
are not yet in need of treatment.