Allamakee Prevention Advisory Group
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Allamakee Prevention Advisory Group

The rising concerns over substance misuse, problem gambling, teen pregnancy, and more led a group of concerned citizens and professionals to start meeting to address these difficult topics. Allamakee Prevention Advisory, formed in late 2021, has a mission to “advocate, educate, and provide awareness to positively impact the health and wellness of Allamakee County.” The…

September is Recovery Month
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September is Recovery Month

September is Recovery Month! Recovery Month was first proclaimed in 1989 as Treatment Works! This brought recognition and awareness to the work that substance use treatment professionals were doing to support those with a substance use disorder. In 1998 this was expanded to bring recognition to individuals who suffered from substance use disorder along with…

Introducing Prevention Intern, Karen
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Introducing Prevention Intern, Karen

My name is Karen, a non-traditional student at the University of Northern Iowa. I am excited about the opportunity to intern with Helping Services for Youth & Families. As a Cresco native, it is my dream to work within the communities served by Helping Services. I feel that prevention work is important as I am…

Substance Abuse Prevention Community Coalitions
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Substance Abuse Prevention Community Coalitions

Substance abuse is an issue that every community deals with. It does not discriminate and it does not only happen in certain places or to certain people. One way that many communities are addressing this issue is through establishing local substance abuse prevention coalitions.  Many of you may have heard the term coalition but wondered…