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Prevention Program

The Prevention Program at The Fellowship House provides a broad range of the following services:

Too Good for Drugs, youth prevention education program, is an evidence-based curriculum that is taught in 5th-8th grade classrooms in several Union County and Massac County schools. The program is designed to decrease risk factors and build protective factors against problem behaviors. Theroughout the 10 week course, students gain knowledge and understanding to become empowered to meet the many challenges they face day to day. Lessons build on skills that were introduced in earlier grades such as goal setting, confidence building, peer pressure refusal strategies, responsible decision-making skills, identifying and managing emotions, and effective communications skills. Additional skills learned are pro-social bonding, conflict resolution and media literacy. Students also learn how their bodies and brains are affected by tobacco, alcohol and other drugs.
Communications campaign, Too Good to Start, was launched on April 22nd, 2010 in Anna Jonesboro Community High School (AJCHS). The communications campaign mission and goal is to reduce the use of alcohol among AJCHS students by raising awareness of the dangers of underage drinking. Students participate in focus groups and surveys to provide information for the designing of all campaign materials used. The campaign materials include a positive message to serve as a reminder to the majority of students do not drink alcohol. Contests and presentations are conducted throughout the year to provide additional information to educate students and to encourage them to live a happy, healthy and drug-free life.
The Fellowship House Rising up for a Change Coalition is dedicated to improving the health and well being of all Union County residents. Through collaborative partnerships, it promotes prevention efforts to decrease substance abuse and underage use. The Illinois Youth Survey and other local data sources are gathered, reviewed and discussed to help recognize problem areas within our county. Drug and alcohol abuse is recognized as a serious issue across the country as well as in our community. The coalition is committed in helping the community with positive changes. All coalition efforts are dedicated to educate students, parents, and other concerned community members regarding drinking and drug abuse problems.

For further information, please call 833-4460 or 833-2194.

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Problem Gambling Program
Prevention Services
Adult Inpatient and Outpatient Treatment Services
Adolescent Outpatient Treatment Services
(618) 833-4456
(618) 833-2371
(618) 833-2194
(618) 833-4460
(618) 833-2194
(618) 833-4465

Licensed by the Illinois Department of Human Services' Division of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse, and certified by Medicaid.

Funding provided in whole or in part by the Illinois Department of Human Services' Division of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse and the Federal Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grant Fund.