Prevention & Education
Prevention is the best treatment
About Our Prevention Program
All of our prevention services are designed to meet the specific needs of patients in our care, other individuals, families and the community at large.
Keystone staff members would be more than happy to work themselves out of a job—which is why we devote as many resources as possible to preventative measures.
Through our work in schools and other community organizations, as well as our work with businesses learning to avoid selling to minors, we hope to drastically reduce substance use in York County. After all, it’s impossible to develop a substance use disorder if you never begin using drugs or alcohol.
Keystone’s Preventative Efforts
Keystone works to provide programs to educate individuals on how to heal, better care for themselves and how to avoid situations that might lead to reoccurrence.
Community education is the main tool that Keystone uses to prevent substance use disorders.
Our education programs, presentations and other resources help participants better understand drug and alcohol use and teach effective strategies for coping with genetic predisposition and other factors that contribute to substance use.
Keystone offers a number of education programs geared toward the prevention of drug and alcohol use, including programs that address the individual needs of adolescents and adults. Through our education programs, participants learn about the social and psychological risk factors commonly present with the misuse of substances and practice new assertiveness techniques.
Keystone’s Youth Programs
In addition to our education programs, Keystone also offers several programs for adolescents who are either experimenting with drug and alcohol or who are in the early stages of a substance disorder. If you are a parent and you suspect that your child is turning to drugs or alcohol to cope with the pressures of growing up, intervene on your child’s behalf before the problem progresses.
If you or someone you know needs medical care for drug or alcohol use, call our main office
Call our main office at (803) 324-1800 for a confidential screening. We will help you determine the best course of action and connect you with others in the community who can help you recover.