Prevention – Students

Youth Advisory Council (YAC)

YAC is comprised of passionate and dedicated student leaders from each of our INFOCUS chapters, who wish to advocate for and educate their peers. These students attend monthly leadership meetings and attend a extensive annual summer training in Columbus, Ohio, 

Early Intervention

APC is in the Dupuy Alternative school using the ARISE evidence-based curriculum. We also collaborate with UAB Beacon Adolescent Recovery to offer assessment and outpatient services to students who has been identified as having a substance use or abuse disorder. 

Positive Action EBP

Positive Action is a model evidence based program that is focused on social-emotional learning. The curriculum helps build resilience, develop life skills, and promote healthy choices.. We are currently implementing this program in elementary schools. 


Birmingham Coalition

The coalition consists of 12 sector representatives. The sectors that are represented range from community members, law enforcement, faith based, schools, youth, and etc.  These committed volunteers meet regularly to discuss environmental changes to prevent and reduce substance abuse among youth. The work is centered around Jackson-Olin, Carver, and Wenonah High Schools. 

INFOCUS Student Chapters 

Peer led student chapters in area high schools that discuss the catalyst issues that may lead to substance use and abuse. The students also plan awareness events in their schools and communities


 Help is Here…

Birmingham Crisis Center Hotline: 205-323-7777

Recovery Resource Center: 205-458-3377

UTALK Line: 205-328-5465 (Text or Talk)

Recovery Organization of Support Specialists: 205-848-2112

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-TALK (8255)

Tobacco Cessation Quitline: 1-800-QUIT-NOW

App Resources: There are easy accessible tools that are available at a touch that can help you reach recovery and help. The best part about all of these is that they are free! 

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