Prevention First offers a number of specialized prevention publications and newsletters designed to address alcohol and drug abuse issues in Illinois. Most of our publications are now available in electronic formats only. Check out our specialized newsletters, handbooks, brochures and e-magazines designed to meet the professional needs of those working to prevent youth substance use. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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The Prevention Spotlight is an electronic newsletter and is published quarterly. This newsletter focuses on the prevention field where we will “spotlight” a program, topic, community coalition, or prevention provider who is having a positive impact with Illinois youth.
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When you hear the word “drugs” you most likely think of marijuana, meth, heroin or cocaine. But what about alcohol and tobacco? Because they are legal for adults, these are often overlooked when drugs are mentioned. Prescription drugs have to be included in your conversations as well because teens abuse these for non-medical purposes. You must make it clear to your children and teens that alcohol and tobacco are drugs that are unhealthy for them. Read More >>
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders
Prevention First is engaged in statewide efforts to reduce the incidence of prenatal alcohol exposure among women of childbearing age and increase public and private support for an FASD continuum of care. Our goal is to increase awareness about the dangers of drinking alcohol during pregnancy, increase understanding of FASD among healthcare professionals and increase the number of public policymakers who understand and support the need for a statewide response to FASD. Read More >>
Prevention Forum was published through 2012 and was a specialized publication offering timely, relevant information for professionals involved in drug prevention. It was published three times a year first in print and later as an e-book. Read Latest Issue >>
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