Botvin Life Skills
Botvin Life Skills is a research-backed substance abuse prevention program that discourages the use of alcohol, tobacco, drug use, and violence by addressing the social and psychological factors that cause people to begin these behaviors.
LAHC’s prevention specialists work with middle and high school students to equip them with the tools they need to handle challenging situations without the use of substances or violent behavior, one 60 minute session at a time. The program is conducted over zoom and includes interactive lessons and activities to engage youth.
The course particularly focuses on improving problem solving and decision making skills. The lessons are fun and engaging, including games like Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy.
In collaboration with Detroit Wayne Integrated Health Network, The Youth Connection, Strategies to Overcome Obstacles and Reduce Recidivism and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, LAHC conducts compliance checks on tobacco vendors. LAHC is a Youth Tobacco Use Representative, a program which has reduced Synar violation rate from 30% to 8% over a span of four years.
Nurturing Parenting Program
Safe Medication Disposal
LAHC has also hosted medicine take back days where community members are welcome to drop off any expired or unneeded medications. The LAHC team then ensures the medications are properly disposed of.
Due to Narcan’s life-saving abilities, LAHC’s substance abuse program offers training on how to properly administer the spray to better equip community members to help one another if someone is experiencing an opioid overdose.
Intervention Referral Services
LAHC Calendar of Events