Programs » Prevention Programs
The purpose of prevention is to educate community members on healthy lifestyles where alcohol and drugs are only used in legal and responsible ways. Programs are described below.
Community Coalitions bring people together to make communities safer by reducing high-risk behaviors of young people. Click on the following coalition names to learn about their work in Richland and Lexington counties:
Palmetto Retailers Education Program (PREP) is a merchant education class designed to train servers and establishment owners on responsible beverage service.
South Carolina Tobacco Education Program (SC TEP) is a four hour course that covers cigarette, cigar, and smokeless tobacco use. SC TEP addresses and educates youth about the effects of tobacco use, addiction, healthy alternatives to tobacco use and resources to quit using tobacco products.
Media Literacy is a program designed to teach adolescents about media and how to critically analyze media messages.
Speakers Bureau is available to reserve speakers on topics including substance abuse, treatment, HIV, Drugs in the workplace, alcoholism and family effects.
Teens to WACH is a peer leadership program recognizing 11th and 12th graders in our community who are good students, civic minded and drug and alcohol free. Check out recent winners in our News and Events section.
Social Norm Programs aim to change the perception that alcohol and drug use is higher than their actual rates of use.
Parenting Programs are for parents interested in learning how to raise drug-free children.
Social Marketing allows LRADAC to send messages through local media about alcohol and drug use.