Northpointe Prevention Education program provides a wide range of services to promote responsible choices regarding alcohol, other drug use and gambling and to educate the community about alcoholism and addictive behaviors, particularly that they are preventable and treatable health issues.
P&E utilizes outcome-based model programs to reduce alcohol, tobacco, other drug use and gambling by youth by providing on-site services in schools as well as community organizations. Selected curriculum teaches critical thinking and decision-making skills, ensuring that participants have the ability to make healthy, appropriate choices about drugs, alcohol and gambling.
Adult presentations made in conjunction with civic business, government and service organizations, include topics such as: prescription drug abuse, alcohol and substance abuse in older adults, fetal alcohol spectrum disorders, gambling, and talking with youth about drugs and alcohol. The P&E program also sponsors community events such as Take a Stand Day and the Jack O’Lantern Fall Classic 5K Race and 1.5 mile Health Walk.