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Our Vision
An island community empowered and committed to making healthy choices -- "Totally healthy, totally tobacco/alcohol/drug-free!"

Our Mission

SPF-SIGteal bullet GBHWC Prevention and Training branch uses SAMHSA’s Strategic Prevention Framework, a 5-step planning process to guide the selection, implementation, and evaluation of effective, culturally appropriate, and sustainable prevention activities. The effectiveness of this process begins with a clear understanding of community needs and depends on the involvement of community members in all stages of the planning process. Learn more here.

teal bullet Raise awareness about the effects of alcohol, tobacco and other drug abuse on Guam;

teal bullet Prevent/reduce alcohol, tobacco and other drug use, including underage drinking;

teal bullet Promote alcohol-free, tobacco-free and other drug-free lifestyles;

teal bullet Reduce the harmful outcomes associated with alcohol, tobacco and other drug use;

teal bullet Build Guam's capacity and infrastructure for establishing and sustaining evidence based substance abuse prevention early intervention programs that are effective.

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Press Releases

Aug. 1, 2014: Community Members Invited to 2nd GOPEACE Conference

July 23, 2014: Advocate-Therapist Vanessa Jackson Re-Introduces POWER to Guam's Behavioral Health Service Providers

July 17, 2014: One Nation Partners Remind Guam Community: You can have fun without alcohol!

July 10, 2014: Families Invited to Celebrate the 70th Guam Liberation Day Parade - One Nation Alcohol-Free

May 13, 2014: Youth: The Sky is your Limit! 24th Annual Youth for Youth Conference Starts this Friday

May 9, 2014: Youth for Youth LIVE! Guam Hosts 24th Annual Conference - Registration Deadline Extended to May 9, 2014

Apr. 30, 2014: 19th Annual Summer Youth Program Officially Open for Registration

Mar. 28, 2014: Building a Suicide-Alert Community through safeTALK - Next Training on March 28, 2014

Jan. 8, 2014: Building Suicide-Alert Community through safeTALK

Jan. 21, 2014: Forum to Address Language Disparities on Guam

Jan. 8, 2014: PEACE Reaches out to Non-Profit Organization in Dededo

Press Releases

Aug 29 Non-Communicable Disease (NCD) Consortium meeting

Aug 29 Connect Postvention training

National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

Sept 4-5 Staff Training: ASL Intermediate Training

Sept 6-7 ASIST training

Sept 16 safeTALK training (Army Active)

Sept 16-19 Substance Abuse Prevention Skills Training (SAPST)

Sept. 18 19 ASIST training

National Recovery Month

Oct 1 Recovery Month: Too Cool to Do Drugs Conference

Oct 3 Recovery Month: Proclamation Signing, 10:30am

Oct 4 Recovery Month: Open House, New Beginnings, 10am

Oct 5 Recovery Month: Zumba, New Beginnings, 6pm

Oct 6 Recovery Month: Serenity Walk, Matapang Beach, 6am

Oct 7 Recovery Month: Recovery and Serenity Fellowship

Oct 11 Recovery Month: Open House, Lighthouse Recovery Center, 10am

Oct 12 Recovery Month: Zumba, LRC, 6pm

Oct 13 Recovery Month: Display / Outreach, Agana Shopping Center, 9am

Oct 15 SEOW meeting

Oct 17 Recovery Month: Serenity Bowling

Oct 18 Recovery Month: Open House, Sanctuary, Inc., 10am

Oct 19 Recovery Month: Zumba, Sanctuary, 6pm

Oct 20 Recovery Month: Softball Tournament

Oct 23 Recovery Month: Banquet, Outrigger, 10am

Oct 25 Recovery Month: Open House, Oasis Empowerment Center, 10am

Oct 26 Recovery Month: Zumba, Oasis, 6pm

Oct 17 Recovery Month: Family Picnic, Ypao Beach, 10am

Oct 28 Recovery Month: Sunset Walk, Matapang Beach, 6pm

View our full calendar here.
Tobacco Control Program

Guam is in the midst of an epidemic of tobacco use. Controlling the tobacco epidemic is about making a difference, despite great odds... one person at a time.

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One Nation

The One Nation Alcohol-Free campaign promotes healthy choices – living an alcohol-free, tobacco- free and other drug-free lifestyle. Learn more.

One Nation Pledge

Live Healthy Guam

Join us in addressing alcohol and tobacco abuse prevention, and other non-communicable diseases on Guam! Monthly meetings are held in partnership with the Dept. of Public Health and Social Services. Find out more.

Contact the Audrey Topasna or Peter Cruz at 477-9079 for more information.


Suicide Prevention

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Survivors of Suicide

WHO: Open to youth and adults who have lost a loved one to suicidde
WHEN: Every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month
WHERE: PEACE Office in Hagatna
Contact Debbie Duenas or Michelle Sasamoto at 477-9079 or 477-2304 for more information.

Responsible Beverage Service

The Responsible Beverage Service Training is a FREE program that aims to reduce alcohol-related problems by educating business establishments - on the proper and responsible service and sales of alcohol.

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Trainings are free of charge, and open to all alcohol-serving business owners, sellers and servers. Contact Audrey Topasna at 477-2304 or Rebecca Respicio at 735-5032.


Read the 5-Year Plan here.

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Youth For Youth Live Guam!

Youth: Be Part of the Solution. Join the Youth for Youth LIVE! Guam, a youth-led, youth-driven prevention program that empowers young people to make positive, healthy choices. Learn more about YFYLG.

Funding of this web site was made possible by the Strategic Prevention Framework State Incentive Grant (#5 U79 SP11183-03) from SAMHSA. The views expressed in written materials or publications do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.
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