Staying Ahead

of Substance Abuse
Leaves No One Behind.

PMP – Prevention Means Progress

Life is full of 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 comes 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.

Fact: Every day
teens try an illicit drug for the first time.

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

Prevention Works

You can help in many ways.


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!


Sponsors Needed

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


Share the Good Stuff

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


The More $$ the Better!

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


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!



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
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.

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

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

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!