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The Prevention Team is a non-profit agency leading the way in Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs (ATOD) education and prevention services for Essex County in northeastern New York. We work closely with various agencies, schools and businesses to support their efforts in making Essex County a safe and supportive place for all our residents. Working in such partnerships, we believe we will make a better tomorrow by the actions we take today!

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We communicate a clear message that emphasizes the importance of healthy development and continual learning in the four essential dimensions of life (physical, mental-emotional, social and spiritual) – for adults as well as youth.

…The Prevention Team builds relationships to promote healthy environments for families, schools and communities and healthy choices by individuals.


Families can provide the core environment for healthy development of children and supportive adult relationships. Prevention research shows that something as simple as a family eating one meal a day together is a significant protective factor against high-risk teen behaviors!

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Supporting Safe, Healthy Communities

Working to empower communities in their goal of supporting healthy development of their youth and families.

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Engaging students and faculty as they create an environment supporting healthy decisions.

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