Prevention and early intervention strategies can reduce the impact of substance use and mental disorders in America’s communities. Prevention activities work to educate and support individuals and communities to prevent the use and misuse of drugs and the development of substance use disorders. Substance use and mental disorders can make daily activities difficult and impair a person’s ability to work, interact with family, and fulfill other major life functions. Mental and substance use disorders are among the top conditions that cause disability in the United States. Preventing mental and/or substance use disorders or co-occurring disorders and related problems is critical to behavioral and physical health.
For more information, please contact: Jpy Gibson- McIntire LCPC - Rehabiliation Specialist
Susbtance Abuse Education
We are proud to have worked with the University of Maryland Eastern Shore and Salisbury University to help our staff grow in learning and educating youth in the Eastern Shore on the dangers of substance abuse. Most of the Psychiatric Rehabilitation Program Direct Care Workers are trained in the recognition and education of youth that are at high risk of substance abuse.