Evidence-based prevention programs and curricula presented in the schools and community

LifeSkills Training

Botvin LifeSkills Training (LST) is a research-validated substance abuse prevention program proven to reduce the risks of alcohol, tobacco, drug abuse, and violence by targeting the major social and psychological factors that promote the initiation of substance use and other risky behaviors. This comprehensive and exciting program provides adolescents and young teens with the confidence and skills necessary to successfully handle challenging situations.

Merchant Education 

The Palmetto Retailers Education Program (PREP) a program that helps reduce underage access to alcohol and tobacco in our community while also lowering liability risks for businesses and their employees.  PREP is held on the third Friday of every month from 9am to 12 pm at the Keystone Prevention Center located at 1600 Ebenezer Rd. in Rock Hill, SC.  The cost is $50 if you have received a citation and $10 if you have not.  Please contact us is you are interested in having an on-premise training (803) 324-4118 or   

Tobacco Education 

An evidence based program designed for youth under the age of 18.  This program will meet requirements of the 2006 Youth Access to Tobacco Prevention Act.

Youth Education Alcohol Resistance Program (YEAR)  

Youth Education Alcohol Resistance Program (YEAR): consists of four main topics that address student alcohol use:
(1) Self-reflection: Each student takes a look at the reasons they are attending the course, goals they have for themselves, and identifying areas where they need change in their life.
(2) Understanding the Truth about Alcohol: Helps students decipher between myths and facts about alcohol.
(3) Health Consequences of Alcohol Consumption: Drinking too much can lead to alcohol poisoning.  It is important for students to understand the negative health consequences that can occur with drinking too much alcohol.
(4) Underage Drinking Laws: Students become knowledgeable about South Carolina laws related to youth and alcohol and understand why the law targets 21.

HIV Prevention 

This program is offered on-site at the campus of Keystone Substance Abuse Services, where clients receive prevention, intervention and treatment for ATOD issues.  The program provides everyone involved from all aspects (Keystone staff, Clients and the families of our clients) with HIV/AIDS/TB prevention and risk reduction education as well as pre and post test counseling when applicable.  Presentations are tailored to the target audience in each group setting.  The HIV Coordinator presents to Detox weekly and rotates into all other treatment groups every 8-10 weeks.  Following each presentation, clients are given the opportunity to take the OraQuick Rapid HIV Test.  The number of clients requesting the HIV test has increased drastically since being offered in house.  For questions please contact Aleshia Point at (803) 324-4118.

Fetal Alcohol Specturm Disorder (FASD) Prevention

Through funding from March of Dimes, Keystone is able to provide education and awareness of Fetal Alcohol Sprectrum Disorder (FASD).  Clients and community members are educated on the risks associate with prenatal alcohol exposure.  For more information contact Aleshia Point at (803) 324-4118.