Mary's Center Blog

What Prevention Means To Me

by: Dr. Daniel Smith


Back in April, in preparation for this week's National Prevention Week from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), I was honored to participate in the webinarBecoming Prevention Champions in Your Workplaces and Communities” where I shared Mary’s Center’s expertise, and our role as a “prevention champion” working with the opioid community.

Say No to Sugary Drinks!

We are constantly hearing about sugary drinks being unhealthy. However, despite the evidence, it continues to be a challenge to avoid the temptation of grabbing a can of something sweet. I see it every day with our participants when they select a soda over a glass of water That’s why this month, in commemoration of National Nutrition Month, my colleagues and I decided to be at each of the waiting rooms of our clinics to educate with an interesting exercise.

Turning a Volunteer Experience into a Life-Long Vocation

Diane Williams began volunteering with Mary’s Center in the early 90’s. She admits she never expected much from this volunteer opportunity. But the truth is, it changed her life.



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