With a focus on keeping Connecticut kids safe, successful and drug-free for a stronger workforce tomorrow, The Governor’s Prevention Partnership, started in 1989, is a public-private nonprofit dedicated to delivering prevention programs that address emerging and dangerous issues that affect youth.
Student surveys indicate that underage drinking has dropped 8.9 percent. For us, that's not good enough. And more than 50 percent of Connecticut's youth continue to deal with issues of drug use, family alcoholism, bullying and child abuse. It's time for a change.
Bullying is one of the most widespread and under reported problems within our schools and communities. We're working to fix that.
Did you know that everyday 2,500 teens abuse a prescription drug for the first time? According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, prescription drugs can be as dangerous, addictive, and deadly as the ‘street’ drugs we’re all familiar with, like cocaine, crack, and heroin. Perhaps the scariest part- 65 percent of teens who report abuse of prescription medicine are getting them from friends, family and acquaintances. Learn more about protecting your loved ones from prescription drug abuse.
Mentors: Join us on December 6 at Rentschler Field with your mentee for UConn football vs. SMU!
Register for our FREE webinar: Tips for Talking with Teens about Rx Abuse Prevention