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Substance Abuse Prevention

Arizona Life Links for Youth (ALLY)

The Youth Empowerment and LGBTQ Leadership (YELL) Program is a substance abuse prevention program that, with the help of a community-based coalition, implements a wide variety of strategies to educate about prescription drug and alcohol misuse among youth between the ages of 13 and 24. While we focus on LGBTQ youth, their heterosexual and cisgender peers are also voices in our youth leadership team and attend life-skills classes across Tucson. Using the Botvin LifeSkills Training, our health educators teach youth about harm reduction and decision-making skills while also discussing the impact that alcohol and drugs can have on decision-making.

SAMHSA Youth Alcohol and Nicotine Prevention Program

The SAMHSA Youth Alcohol and Nicotine Program is a brand new program at SAAF, and has yet to be officially named. We are actively seeking coalition members to help us guide and name this program, and who are invested in prevention programming for youth. This SAMHSA program utilizes life skills development curriculum, social media marketing and training for professionals on harm reduction, trauma-informed approach, and Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) to help decrease and prevent youth substance use, misuse and abuse.