What is SVP

SVP believes that prevention is a complex process that requires more than a singular strategy or approach. A wide range of factors contribute to alcohol and other drug problems and substance abuse prevention is based on the understanding that these factors vary among individuals, geographic regions, age groups, racial/ethnic groups, and gender groups. Effective prevention is a systemic responsibility involving local, state, and national agencies, organizations, and groups. We (SVP), locals and national partners, and through our network  member groups, provides leadership, coordination, and communication to its members and to the prevention field in general.