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Paint Valley ADAMH / Prevention

Prevention and wellness promotion positively impact the health of individuals and the community. The prevention efforts of our providers focus on building awareness, reducing risk and reinforcing protective factors.

The Paint Valley ADAMH Board assures access to a variety of prevention services through our providers and community partners.

Prevention is happening in our communities and schools. Please see the following prevention efforts:

  • Ross County Suicide Prevention Coalition provides outreach, support to survivors of suicide, and other awareness and prevention services.
  • Family Recovery Services in Highland County offers a modified Success Program.
  • Pickaway Area Recovery in Pickaway County offers Life Skills to school aged children.
  • The Recovery Council in Pike County offers Too Good For Drugs to school aged children.
  • Scioto Paint Valley Mental Health Center offers not only Life Skills, but Positive Adolescent Choices and Modified Asset Building.
  • Big Brother’s Big Sisters of South-Central Ohio, provide turning point education and alternatives to alcohol and drug addiction.

These cost-benefit estimates show that effective school-based programs pay for themselves and more. For every dollar spent on these programs, an average of $18 dollars per student would be saved over their lifetime.

Among 10 effective school-based life skills programs, the average return on investment exceeded $15 to 1. That is, every dollar spent on these programs returned an average of $15 dollars per student.

Source: Miller, T. and Hendrie, D. Substance Abuse Prevention Dollars and Cents: A Cost-Benefit Analysis, DHHS Pub. No. (SMA) 07-4298. Rockville, MD: Center for Substance Abuse Prevention, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 2008.