Founded in 2010, The ATOD Prevention Group provides training, consultation, and technical assistance to individuals and groups interested in creating community-level environmental change. Whether individuals, organizations, or communities, workforce development in prevention is an ongoing need and we are here to help!
Mission: Forging the keys to community success through community-based process and environmental change.
Vision: A world where all families are healthy and communities are safe.
“I have worked and volunteered in the substance abuse prevention field for over 20 years and have seen amazing changes, especially related to tobacco. We now have a greater understanding about the impact of substances on our communities as well as the science to more appropriately create population-level change. The workforce is growing, the field is becoming more legitimized and citizens are beginning to understand that dependence is a brain disorder and not a lifestyle choice. This is a great time to work in the field of substance abuse prevention and health promotion.”
-Derek Longmeier, President & Founder