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HIV and Substance Abuse Prevention (Get REAL)

  • Ages: Adolescents
  • States: Tennessee
  • Counties Offered: Cannon, Cheatham, Davidson, Dickson, Hickman, Macon, Robertson, Rutherford, Smith, Sumner, Trousdale, Williamson and Wilson

HIV and Substance Abuse Prevention (Get REAL) provides evidence-based services designed to reduce the onset of substance abuse and transmission of HIV/AIDS with youth ages 12–17. Prevention Specialists facilitate the evidence-based curricula Keepin’ it REAL and Be Proud! in weekly small-group sessions and the Outreach Specialist provides community-based education and outreach. This program offers free HIV testing to participants. This free program is funded through a grant from the Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration/Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (SAMHSA/CSAP).