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Definition of Prevention

Prevention is a proactive process which empowers individuals and systems to meet the challenges of life events and transitions by creating and reinforcing healthy behavior and lifestyles and by reducing risk factors that contribute to alcohol, tobacco and other drug misuse. 


 Definition of a Prevention Specialist 


The certified Alcohol, Tobacco and other Drug (ATOD) prevention professional is an individual who demonstrates competence, knowledge, and skill related to ATOD issues and who provides services that build capacities of individuals and systems to promote healthy environments, lifestyles, and behaviors.