Staying Ahead

of Substance Abuse
Leaves No One Behind.

PMP – Prevention Means Progress

Life is full choices.


Let’s prevent the ones that lead to substance abuse and addiction.

PMP, Prevention Means Progress, is an organization that helps youth and adults in Omaha and Council Bluffs distinguish the difference between high-risk and low-risk choices when it come to using, abusing, and addiction. PMP is a community-based Prevention and Recovery Coalition committed to providing education and increasing awareness to help individuals and communities Stay Ahead of Substance Abuse.

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September is Recovery Month!

CANCELLED FOR NOW – RAINED OUT

Unfortunately the weather is not cooperating and we have cancelled Hands Across the Bridge for today.  Please continue to celebrate recovery this month and feel free to post your celebrations to our Facebook and Instagram pages.

Join Hands with Us to Celebrate Recovery in All Forms!

Join us at the Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge to help us reach our goal of ONE THOUSAND HANDS and send an important message of hope: Prevention works, treatment is effective, and people do recover!

On Saturday, September 10, 2022, at 10 a.m. we’ll gather at the Iowa entrance of the bridge in Tom Hanafan River’s Edge Park. Parking is available in the River’s Edge parking lot or parking garage.


This event celebrates Recovery Month in both Iowa and Nebraska. Each year during September, we:

      • Promote the benefits of treatment for substance use and mental health disorders
      • Celebrate those who are in recovery
      • Appreciate friends and family who support those in recovery
      • Applaud the contributions of treatment providers
      • Spread the message that recovery, in all its forms, is possible.

Activities include a DJ, Speaker, Information, Coffee & Cookies, and a SWAG bag.

When you join hands to celebrate these efforts for Recovery Month, you’ll help create an event that spreads a positive message — behavioral health is essential to overall health.

THIS IS A TOBACCO AND NICOTINE-FREE EVENT. By attending this event, you are implying that we can use your image for marketing purposes. 


Community Events & Programs

Hands Across the Bridge
Dodge Ball
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Community Star Awards
Community Star Awards
Celebrate Recovery Month
Youth Summer STEM Camp
Woodbine STEM Camp
Me 360
Me 360 Presentation
Tall Cop
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Prevention Works

You can help in many ways.

TIME

1 Hour? 20 Hours?

Prevention never sleeps! Have some time to spare? We’d love to learn about how you want to volunteer. We’ll put you to work!

SPONSOR

Sponsors Needed

Sponsoring Prevention Programs works! Ask us about sponsoring a class, a school, a speaker or an event. Every dollar counts!

SHARE

Share the Good Stuff

We know that sharing personal stories can save lives and promote recovery. Start a conversation about recovery, today.

FUNDRAISE

The More $$ the Better!

Use your connections to fundraise for Prevention Programs. Preventing substance abuse and addiction makes a whole lot of sense!

IDEAS

The Brighter the Better

Do you have an idea you’d like to share? We’d love to hear your ideas and share them with our Coalition Collaborators!

NOMINATE

Congrats!

Is there someone or an organization that should be recognized for their dedication to prevention? We’ll recognize their work!

Support Our Prevention Campaigns

Fact: Every day
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teens abuse a prescription drug for the first time.

Worried About a Friend?

If you’ve noticed someone in your life showing signs of a substance use disorder, the first thing you should do is talk to them. It’s not an easy conversation, but it could be exactly the encouragement they need to seek help.

Advertising Drugs To Our Kids

When drug companies and CBD retail outlets use cartoons and candy advertising, they know they are appealing to kids. They also know that the younger kids are introduced to substances, the more likely they are to become addicted. PMP actively challenges these ads on every corner. When you see it, let us know and we’ll call them out on our PMP Environmental Scan.

After a PMP Workshop focused on the difference between high-risk and low-risk choices, local teens shared a song they produced to reach their peers.

Substance Abuse Is Not Ok!

High School students don’t like to be guinea pigs. The proof? They created the SAINO Pledge in one of PMP’s Teen Workshops. In their words: “Substance Abuse Is Not Ok!” They are taking the pledge back to their schools. They role played talking to their teachers and encouraging their peers to take the pledge.

The Blue Band Pledge

PMP Workshops teach teens about substance abuse and addiction in a non-judgemental, open and safe space. Many of the participants choose to become that teen advocate in their schools. The PMP Blue Bands are conversation starters.

Have a Hand In Recovery

September is Celebrate Recovery Month. Every year, PMP teams up with organizations all around the country to celebrate recovery. Treatment works. People do recover.  Recovery is for Everyone.

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Now, You Can Fund Prevention in Your Community!

Sponsor Billboards in Your Neighborhood!

Choose a location, make a donation, and we’ll make a visible difference.

Sponsor Prevention Workshops!

Sponsor Prevention Programs in your kid’s school for as little as $200.

Sponsor Social Media Outreach

Sponsoring $50, $100 or $500 will reach 1,000s of at-risk teens.

Contact Us

    What is 7 + 2 ?

    It takes a village!

    PMP is a community coalition comprised of members from the Council Bluffs/Omaha Metro and surrounding area. Together, we are committed to providing education and increasing awareness to help individuals and communities Stay Ahead of Substance Abuse. We welcome your support. Please contact us if you can help.

    Advance SW Iowa Corporation
    Alliance of Coalitions for Change
    Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Midlands
    Boys Town Iowa
    Catholic Charities
    Charles E. Lakin Human Services Campus
    Children’s Square USA
    Council Bluffs Community School District
    Council Bluffs Police Department
    Douglas County Sheriff’s Office
    Drug Enforcement Administration
    Family Crisis Centers
    Family Inc
    FITGirl, Inc.
    Gem Financial
    Glenwood Community School District
    Glenwood Police Department
    Green Hills Area Education Agency
    Gretna Family Counseling
    Gretna Public Schools
    Harrison County Public Health
    Heartland Family Service
    Hy-Vee

    Iowa 4th Judicial District Department of Correctional Services
    Iowa Department of Public Safety
    Iowa Division of Narcotics Enforcement
    Iowa Governor’s Office of Drug Control Policy
    Iowa Western Community College
    Keystone Treatment Center
    Logan-Magnolia Community School District
    Lutheran Family Services
    Methodist Jennie Edmundson Hospital
    Metropolitan Community College
    Mills County Public Health
    Missouri Valley Community School District
    Mount Michael Benedictine High School
    Nebraska Medicine
    Nebraska Regional Poison Center
    Nebraska Urban Indian Health Coalition
    New Visions Homeless Services
    Oxford House Inc
    Papillion-LaVista Community Schools
    Partnership for a Healthy Iowa
    Planned Parenthood
    Pottawattamie County Public Health
    Pottawattamie County Sheriff’s Office
    Project Extra Mile

    Rebel Interactive
    Region 6 Behavioral Healthcare
    Santa Monica House
    Sarpy County Diversion Services
    Sarpy County Sheriff’s Department
    Set Me Free Project
    Southwest Iowa CASA Program
    Southwest Iowa Mental Health Disability Services Region
    Southwest Iowa Narcotics Task Force
    State of Nebraska Probation
    The Kim Foundation
    The MICAH House
    Thriving Families Alliance (Formerly Promise Partners)
    Trailblazers of the Heartland
    Treynor Community School District
    Tri-Center Community School District
    TS Prosperity Group
    University of Nebraska Omaha STEPs Program
    Valley Hope
    West Central Community Action Early Head Start
    Woodbine Community School District

    PMP is funded by a DFC Grant

    Our funds go to Prevention of Substance Abuse, Addiction Awareness Education, and to Promoting Recovery.

    Funding Drug-Free Communities

    Recognizing that local problems need local solutions, DFC-funded coalitions engage multiple sectors of the community and employ a variety of environmental strategies to address local substance use problems. DFCs involve local communities in finding solutions and also helps youth at risk for substance use recognize the majority of our Nation’s youth choose not to use substances. As demonstrated by independent evaluations, the DFC Support Program significantly reduces substance use amongst youth, the target population.

    DFC Coalitions consist of community leaders representing twelve sectors that organize to meet the local prevention needs of the youth and families in their communities. These twelve sectors are:

    • Youth
    • Parents
    • Businesses
    • Media
    • School
    • Youth-serving organizations
    • Law enforcement
    • Religious/fraternal organizations
    • Civic and volunteer organizations
    • Healthcare professionals
    • State, Local, and Tribal governments
    • Other organizations involved in reducing illicit substance use

    By funding these coalitions, the DFC Support program ensures communities adopt a balanced and comprehensive approach to reducing substance use in their neighborhoods.

    Thank You, Prevention Partners!

    ADDICTION is GIVING UP EVERYTHING FOR ONE THING.
    RECOVERY is GIVING UP ONE THING FOR EVERYTHING.