Treating the negative effects of addiction are much harder and far costlier than providing prevention services in advance. Many groups are working to provide preventative services, and Healthy Connections is supporting collaborations between these groups to support their outreach.
Prevention of neonatal exposure includes partnering with other groups within the Marshall Substance Abuse Coalition to support programs including:
- VLARC (long-acting birth control education and services)
- SBIRT (Screening, brief intervention and referral to treatment) screening services for providers
- Drug-education throughout our school systems