DRUG AND ALCOHOL PREVENTION PROGRAMS prevent the onset of substance abuse and addiction whenever possible along with helping mitigate its effects on individuals, families, and the community as a whole. In order to achieve this staff performs a full range of high quality and cost effective prevention services tailored to the particular needs of the citizens of Lackawanna and Susquehanna Counties.  Our current programs include:

 

Senior Alert Program: Staff conducts presentations educating the senior adult population on medication storage, monitoring and proper disposal. Target Population: 55 and older.

 

Prescription Medication Take Back Program: Staff conducts Prescription Medication Take Back Events at Senior Centers, Senior High Rises,community organizations and local pharmacies throughout Lackawanna County.

 

Evidence Based Curriculum: Staff conducts evidence based curriculum programs including Life Skills Training and Too Good for Drugs program throughout Lackawanna County including local school districts, community agencies and organizations.

 

Veteran Outreach Initiative: Outreach and educational programs for the Veteran/Military population to address alcohol abuse and prescription drug abuse.

 

Ongoing Community Education Series: This series covers a range of important addiction issues including binge drinking, prescription drug abuse, the opioid epidemic and addiction and the Family.

 

CONTACT US:  829 Jefferson Avenue,Scranton, PA 18510  •  Phone: (570) 347-5616, E-mail: vac@vacnepa.org

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