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Substance Use in the LGBTQ+ Community

by PIK

Substance use in the LGBTQ+ community is a significant problem. Statistics show that LGBTQ+ adults are more than twice as likely as their heterosexual counterparts to use illicit drugs and...Learn More

Where Does Harm Reduction Fall Within Prevention?

by PIK

By: Arielle Aigotti The first step of incorporating harm reduction in prevention is taking away the stigma in prevention work itself. At Prevention is Key, our goal is to be a peer to the...Learn More

How Becoming a Youth Mentor Changed My Life

by PIK

I could not have asked for a better first professional fulltime job. At the beginning of 2021, I was a fresh-faced...Learn More

The Connections between Alcohol, Sexual Assault, and Consent

by PIK

CW: sexual assault, victim blaming Why is it important to discuss alcohol consumption and consent? The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, “97,000 students between the ages...Learn More

Social Anxiety Post-Pandemic

by PIK

As more of America becomes vaccinated and states begin to open some of the Covid guidelines, everyone is itching to get back to “normal”. It has been an isolating year and the normal we once...Learn More

Become a CPRS Today

by Patrick Roff

“Life is suffering”. The first noble truth from Buddha. Suffering is not optional, despite what some in recovery would suggest. In fact, human suffering is at the heart of Certified Peer...Learn More

New Laws Around Tobacco May be Coming Soon

by PIK

The Biden Administration is considering making tobacco companies lower nicotine levels in cigarettes that would no longer be addictive as well as a possible ban on menthol cigarettes. The...Learn More

What is the Partnership for Success?

by PIK

By Carly Sinnott The Partnership For Success (PFS) from SAMHSA is focused on reducing prescription drug and heroin abuse among 12 – 25 year old youth. It is meant to strengthen prevention...Learn More

Peer Recovery Philosophy

by Patrick Roff

“The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are.” – Joseph Campbell The third and final pillar of our Peer Recovery Philosophy is Respect. Another goal of a CPRS must translate to anyone...Learn More