Sponsoring Peer Leader Programs
Building Community Coalitions
Abstinence & Healthy Relationships
Preventing Substance Abuse Across Alabama
Southern Prevention Associates specializes in substance abuse prevention services; however, we are equipped to address a wide spectrum of prevention education needs including, but not limited to, alcohol and substance abuse, abstinence education, bullying, eating disorders, suicide, depression, violence and other risky behaviors.
We currently provide services in:
We provide evidence-based curriculum in middle school classs, sponsor Peer Leader Programs in high schools and work with communities to build coalitions to address substance abuse.
Our goal is to be a resource to parents, students and community members. Our resources page is updated often with information that can assist you in preventing substance abuse. If you are looking for something we do not currently have posted, please contact us and we will help in any way we can.
If you are a teacher, school counselor or other youth worker, you may be interested in our curriculm. Contact us to learn more.
You Can Help Us Make A Difference
Southern Prevention Associates offers prevention services to schools, colleges, businesses, organizations and communities throughout Alabama.
Our services include:
Assistance with coalition development
Grants and prevention plans
Student assistance programs
Please contact us if you are interested in volunteering, learning more or starting a community coalition in your own community.
Southern Prevention was awarded the Abstinence Education Grant through the Alabama Department of Public Health which began October 1, 2016. The grant supports the implementation of two evidence-based curriculums that focus on abstinence and healthy relationships...
Making A Difference and Relationship Smarts Plus. We provide services in Jefferson, Greene, Sumter and Walker counties, implementing these programs in middle and high school.
For more information about these programs, click on the current work tab in the menu above and go to Making A Difference or Relationship Smarts Plus.
SAMHSA: We Love Them To Death
This video highlights three situations in which parents, grandparents and other adults have the opportunity and responsibility to prevent underage drinking.
"We Love Them to Death" encourages adults to take a proactive approach to keeping Alabama's youth safe from alcohol.
Drug prevention through peer leaders
Peer Leaders are high school students who are chosen through an extensive application process to serve as leaders among their peers. As Peer Leaders, they commit to live a drug and alcohol-free lifestyle and to make smart and safe decisions, while learning to encourage and positively infuence their peers to do the same. I am thankful for this program and for the Peer Leaders and their Advisors.
— Alabama State Representative Bill Poole