Preventionfocus gives children, teens, and adults the skills and information they need to make good choices about alcohol, drugs, violence, and gambling while promoting mental and physical health.

Preventionfocus Partners with WBBZ-TV at the Fair

For the third year, Preventionfocus was the beneficiary of the WBBZ-TV “Hot Shot Football Challenge” promotion during the Erie County Fair. Each day, small teams of staff, Board members, and volunteers facilitated a fun, inflatable football toss game and distributed information on the agency and our mission. For a donation...

Preventionfocus is partnering with the New York Council on Problem Gambling on the 2015 YOU(th) Decide outreach project

Preventionfocus is partnering with the New York Council on Problem Gambling on the 2015 YOU(th) Decide outreach project. You(th) Decide NY is a youth project started by the NY Council on Problem Gambling to increase media literacy skills and dispel myths about gambling. For this project our primary target audience...

Dispose of Unused Meds Properly

Unused prescription medication is a danger to the overall health of a community and its environment. Deaths from prescription drug overdoses, and in particular, overdoses related to prescription painkillers, have climbed sharply over the past decade, and since 2003 more drug overdoses occur annually from prescription medicines than cocaine and...


Whether it’s a workshop series on anger management for women, an evidence-based curriculum that shows elementary students the steps to sound decision-making, a Supper Club where adolescent girls learn to cook healthy meals from scratch, or a media campaign to inform parents about underage drinking, our programs make an impact.
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Our community events provide opportunities to increase awareness of health related issues and support the work of our agency in a fun and engaging way.

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In addition to trainings on alcohol and other drug prevention, presentations and workshops on topics ranging from teen problem gambling to gangs to suicide prevention are also available.  Contact us for more information on the possibilities.

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Teen Gambling is a Bad Bet

NY Council on Problem GamblingThis video is brought to you by the New York State Council on Problem Gambling, a not-for-profit independent corporation dedicated to increasing public awareness about problem and compulsive gambling and advocating for support services and treatment for persons adversely affected by gambling.

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