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.

Spring It On: Buffalo Niagara’s Day of Giving

Spring it On is a 24-hour give-a-thon for the not-for-profit organizations of the Buffalo and Niagara Community. The United Way powered and organized this event to raise resources for local charities. The whole process is easy and fast and will impact the non-profit of your choice immensely. On March 19th...

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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