Prevention Services

Prevention Services is a Town funded program of Youth & Family Services working in close collaboration with the School Department and the Bedford Police Department.

The focus of prevention services is on tobacco, alcohol, and drug awareness education for the children, youth and adults in Bedford. Educational resources are available for any Bedford resident.

Some of the services provided by the Prevention Services Coordinator include oversight of the biannual Youth Risk Behavior Survey, implementation of drug and alcohol education program for eligible youth, coordination of Substance Abuse Awareness month, and coordination of the Safe Homes program.

For more information on prevention related issues contact Jessica Wildfong, Prevention Services Coordinator

Resources

Al-Anon Meetings

Alcoholics Anonymous Meetings

Alcohol & Your Health Screening

Dangers of Vaping

 

E-cigarette Quit Program 

 

Facts on e-cigarette use among youth and young adults 

How to talk with your kids about alcohol and drugs

Narcotics Anonymous Meetings

Need Help? Call the Helpline for Advice on a Substance Abuse Issue.

NIDA TV Spotlight on Electronic Cigarettes

 

Opioid Quiz

 

Resources for Parents of Teen Drivers 

 

Talking About Marijuana Doesn’t Have To Be Difficult

 

Tools to Quit Smoking

 

QUIZ to see how well you know the facts on e-cigarette use among youth and young adults