Steeped In History.
Born From Community.
Prevention First is a leading nonprofit organization focused on promoting healthy behaviors and preventing drug and alcohol misuse. We were founded in Illinois in 1980 as a direct response to community needs and the alarming increase in youth addiction and substance abuse.
We believe deeply that together we can proactively and effectively support the health and well-being of our kids and our communities. We're passionate about empowering those who surround our youth to do the same: schools, community groups, parents, local and state departments, and national organizations.