Prevention

Research says the most effective and cost-efficient way to address the issue of substance abuse is prevention. SATUCI uses three different types of evidence-based programs to teach the prevention of substance use and abuse. The programs are primarily taught in the elementary, middle and high schools by SATUCI prevention staff.

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Lifeskills

Lifeskills is a substance abuse prevention curriculum taught to all Marshalltown fifth through ninth graders. The material focuses on giving students the skills needed to resist alcohol and drugs. It also increases self-esteem and self-confidence.

Prime For Life

PRIME for Life is an evidence-based alcohol and drug program for people of all ages. It is designed to gently but powerfully challenge common beliefs and attitudes that directly contribute to high-risk alcohol and drug use. The program goals are to reduce the risk of health problems and impairment problems by increasing abstinence, decreasing high-risk use and delaying initial use.