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Prevention Defined

Prevention is the work people do to keep bad things from happening.  At WMPN our work is substance abuse prevention.  This means that the bad things we’re trying to keep from happening are related to substance abuse.  These bad things include substance abuse itself as well as the consequences of substance abuse: personal dissatisfaction, familial discord, professional under-performance, illness, injury, violent crime, rape, traffic accidents, deaths, or the financial costs of any of these phenomena.