AC3 brought the Botvin program to Alger County youth in 2017 & 2018. Botvin’s groundbreaking substance abuse and violence prevention program is based on more than 35 years of rigorous scientific research. The program is believed to be among the most effective evidence-based programs used in schools today. In addition to helping kids resist drug, alcohol, and tobacco use, the program also effectively supports the reduction of  violence and other high-risk behaviors.