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Bridging Prevention and Recovery (BPR): A Community Approach to Systems Change

A new evidence-based program model designed for substance use disorder prevention and recovery professionals.

Historically, prevention and recovery programs in communities have operated in siloes. This approach has failed to address the root causes of addiction. To resolve this problem, we need innovation. Bridging Prevention and Recovery (BPR): A Community Approach to Systems Change is more than just a training because certified trainers work hand-in-hand with communities using a step-by-step model to identify long-term solutions that are person-centered and work together through their implementation to address barriers.


What is the Format?

Offered in-person and virtually, a certified trainer guides community leaders through an action-oriented model to systemically integrate prevention and recovery systems to strengthen programs and improve outcomes. BPR is a 3 ½ day training program that culminates with 6 technical assistance sessions tailored to each community’s unique set of needs to support implementation and sustainability of joint prevention and recovery community projects.

If you are a state or community-based leader and interested in learning more about the BPR program, please contact us at to get connected to an upcoming training near you.

Interested in Becoming a Certified Trainer?

Join our BPR Training of Trainers (ToT)!

Participants who complete SAFE Project’s Training of Trainers (ToT) will become certified to deliver the BPR program to communities across the country. SAFE Project is seeking prospective trainers who have an advanced skill or knowledge level in substance use prevention or recovery, champions for community-based services, and facilitation and/or experience providing technical assistance. For more information, please fill out the form below.

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