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The Heart of Prevention

February 10, 2017

Perhaps you are concerned about a loved one-a child, spouse, parent or friend who is near and dear to your heart. Given the spike in substance use and abuse, you may be concerned about your community in general. You might question, why some people become addicted and others don’t. More importantly, we all want to know how to help others avoid becoming another statistic. So let’s start with addiction. Why is it that some people can try a substance or behavior and it never become a problem; while others try those same things and become addicted? The answer lies with the brain.   Addictive substances such as alcohol, tobacco products, and heroin or behaviors like gambling, video gaming, compulsive eating, shopping and sex stimulates the brain’s reward center....

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Deadline Extension: The Deadline for Nominations is February 15, 2017

February 10, 2017

PreventionFirst! is proud to have celebrated 20 years of prevention work in our community.  We look forward to our future work within our community by instilling our core  values of engagement, collaboration and accountability for our community in prevention work. There...

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Save the Date - Coaches, Kids, & Chemicals Summit

January 6, 2017

When: Thursday, February 16, 2017  Where: Xavier University, 1624 Herald Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45207 Time: 9:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m. - Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. Cost:...

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Now Accepting Nominations for 21st Annual Community Awards

January 6, 2017

It is time to nominate members of our community for the Annual Community Awards to be presented at the Annual Community Awards Luncheon. April of each year, we come together to acknowledge the many partners and members of our commun...

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New Year, New Staff!

January 6, 2017

Please join PreventionFIRST! in welcoming our new Program Manager, Christi Valentini-Lackner. Christi joins PF! with 14 years of experience in the field of prevention.  Christi is an Ohio Certified Prevention Specialis...

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