The Division of Alcohol and Drug Abuse provides services through Family Counseling Center, Inc. which operates 2 prevention programs. The Division monitors these providers and their staffs, who must meet state certification standards. Preventing substance abuse not only prevents the tragic consequences of addiction, but allows for better use of the limited resources available to the Division of Alcohol and Drug Abuse. Therefore, the with the vision of the division, Family Counseling Center, Inc. strives to reduce the number of persons needing treatment through an extensive prevention effort. http://prev.fccinc.org is our site devoted specifically to the prevention program.
Decrease binge drinking among college students
Increase age of first substance use by Missouri youth
Decrease the numbers of youth reporting ever having used substances
Decrease the numbers of youth reporting use of substances in the past 30 days
The Division's prevention efforts seek to positively impact the following risk factors for substance use by youth:
Perception of risk/harm of substance use
Involvement with antisocial peers
Attitudes favorable to use
Attachment to school
Perceived favorability of community laws and norms toward drug use
Perceived availability of drugs and alcohol
Community- and School-Based Prevention Programs
There are three major components of the Division of Alcohol and Drug Abuse's prevention system: Missouri Substance Abuse Prevention Resources Network, school-based initiative (Missouri SPIRIT), and community-based services for youth and others. These components combine to create a continuum of prevention services available to all populations and all regions of the state. At Family Counseling Center, Inc. we offer the Missouri Spirit Program and the Missouri Substance Abuse Prevention Network, also known as the “Support Center”.
Missouri Substance Abuse Prevention Resources Network
The Prevention Resources Network is comprised of local Community 2000 teams and coalitions, regional training and technical assistance centers (Regional Support Centers), and the statewide training and resource development center. The Prevention Resources Network supports community initiatives to reduce underage tobacco and alcohol use, youth accessibility to alcohol and tobacco, and the incidence and prevalence of substance use and abuse through changing community norms toward substance use by youth and others.
Missouri SPIRIT (School-based Initiative)
The goal of Missouri SPIRIT is to support the development and implementation of a continuum of substance abuse prevention services in all public school grades kindergarten through 12. A pilot test of the Initiative's concepts, models, and implement is taking place in five school districts: Hickman Mills, Knox County, Jennings, New Madrid County, and Cartharge. Family Counseling Center, Inc. works within the New Madrid County Schools in the Missouri SPIRIT program. The program is now in it’s 5th year.
For more information on the prevention
Division of Alcohol and Drug Abuse
Missouri Department of Mental Health
KidsCast Radio Network
Missouri's Youth/Adult Alliance
Missouri Recovery Network
Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America
The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse (Columbia University)
Mothers Against Drunk Driving (Missouri State Office), MADD
Alcohol Policies Project
National Institute on Drug Abuse
"Makings of A Good Meeting" -- Free, 24-page manual.
Office of National Drug Control Policy
Office of National Drug Control Policy - National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign
National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and SAMHSA)
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)
Enforcing Underage Drinking Laws (EUDL)
FACE Truth and Clarity on Alcohol
Leadership to Keep Children Alcohol Free
Missouri Division of Liquor Control
Missouri National Guard Counterdrug Task Force
The Marin Institute - Preventing Alcohol Problems
National Inhalant Prevention Coalition