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Empowering Youth for a Drug-Free Future

Dedicated to Early Prevention and Evidence-Informed Programs

At RIZE Prevention, we have a clear purpose: to tackle the pressing issue of drug use and addiction among young teens and their families head-on. As a nonprofit organization, our driving force is an unwavering commitment to early intervention. Every program we offer at RIZE Prevention is meticulously shaped by the latest insights from prevention science research, resulting in an evidence-informed approach to providing comprehensive drug prevention programs that encompass all crucial aspects. At RIZE, we take pride in:

Inspiring and empowering students to resist drug use while encouraging healthy lifestyle choices.

Providing unwavering support to students, ensuring they are motivated and ready to embrace the path of learning.

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Our Mission

Every teen – lives free from drug use and addiction.

Dedicated to Change:
RIZE Prevention's Commitment to Youth Drug Prevention

Rooted in experience in substance use prevention, RIZE Prevention stands as a testament to unwavering dedication. Our foundation is built upon the provision of prevention and early intervention programs that directly address the urgent need to combat drug use and addiction among young adolescents and their families. In this endeavor, we leverage the most recent advancements in prevention and intervention science to yield a tangible and meaningful impact. By equipping our efforts with the latest insights, we strive to create a safer and healthier environment for the generations to come.

Shaping the Future with the Lasting Impact in Substance Use Prevention

Our programs go beyond one-and-done motivational speeches, offering comprehensive, approaches for lasting and meaningful change in young lives.

We’re committed to shifting away from “box-checking” and changing the conversation around substance use prevention for real impact.

At RIZE, we understand that early prevention equals crisis aversion. Our unique approach focuses on tackling substance use issues at their roots to prevent future crises.

Why Prioritize Prevention

Prioritizing prevention is crucial to changing this trajectory of an unsustainable future if the state of addiction in the United States continues to rise. In 2022, the nation witnessed a staggering 109,680 deaths due to drug overdoses. Even more shockingly, in 2020, 40 million individuals in the U.S. needed substance abuse help, but only 4 million of them actually took the step to seek and receive treatment. For students and teens, these numbers hold significance.

If we don’t act now, the situation will worsen. In a decade, the state of addiction in the US is projected to become unsustainable. Prioritizing prevention is crucial to changing this trajectory.

iRIZE Program in Local Schools

Building a Drug-Free Generation

Discover the schools that have chosen to make a difference in the lives of their students by implementing the iRIZE program. These educational institutions are at the forefront of promoting a drug-free youth. Explore their commitment to providing teens with the knowledge, skills, and resilience they need to grow up without substance abuse.

Guiding Our Mission: Principles in Practice

Empowering Teens for a Drug-Free Future
We believe in a comprehensive approach to involving all teens in early drug use prevention awareness and education. We show them how to resist drug use, make healthy lifestyle choices, and avoid risk behaviors. We help build teen competence, confidence, and resilience for their future.
Motivating Positive Behavioral Changes in Teens
We believe in positive teen development that promotes healthy self-awareness to motivate behavioral change. We empower them by providing incentives to reward positive lifestyle choices and surrounding them with a community of love, acceptance, and encouragement.
Supporting Teens and Families to a Drug-Free Life
We believe every teen and their family deserve a life free from drug use and addiction. Recognizing depression, anxiety and other mental health issues increase the risk of teen drug use, we provide teens and their families access to a network of support services and mental health professionals in the Upstate.

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