In the pursuit of prevention in our community, APC seeks to eliminate stigma and substance use in adolescents by cultivating healthy conversations and enabling students to make healthy choices. This equipping can lead to greater resilience and positive peer to peer intervention. Through these initiatives, these students are becoming community leaders and courageously joining us in the fight against substance use.

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.

  • For more information on INFOCUS Student Prevention Groups, contact Raven Johnson
  • To learn more about FOCUS groups in any other county in the State, visit FOCUS

YAC is composed 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 an extensive annual summer training in Columbus, Ohio.

For additional inquiries or information, contact Raven Johnson

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.

For additional inquiries or information, contact Raven Johnson

This is for teens to use to help a friend. The course must be offered to an entire grade level or youth serving organization. Teen MHFA is for 10th-12th graders. There is also a parent informational session that can be facilitated before the program.

If you are interested in Teen Mental Health First Aid, contact Abi Famurewa

Project LEAP is a SAMHSA funded 5-year grant that is working to help educate youth ages 14-24 in Jefferson County on substance use disorders and HIV risk. Our goals is to provide community education on substances misuse and HIV using evidence-based practices.

Project Leap

In partnership with Alabama Department of Public Health and in the hopes of reversing the pervasive youth vaping epidemic, APC offers an in-person training for Middle and High School students on the health dangers of tobacco, nicotine and e-cigarette use.

For more information or to schedule a Tobacco and Vaping Prevention training, contact Raven Johnson’ and then add this as a link, for more resources: https://truthinitiative.org/curriculum

Student Resources

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

Adolescent Health Center Children’s of Alabama: 205-638-9231

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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