is to aid communities in the coordination and integration of resources, and the use of evidence-based practices to reduce substance abuse.


is to improve the health and quality of life in Buffalo County by reducing substance abuse through collaboration, planning, and programming.

Our Work

Positive Pressure focuses on educating youth, parents, older adults, and the social, business, and government institutions that create policies and influence attitudes and behaviors. By providing resources and education to the community, we hope to improve the quality of life of Buffalo County residents by reducing substance abuse issues in the community. Click to view our strategic plan (Link Coming Soon).

Learn how our work ties in with the Buffalo County Community Partners’ High-Impact Prevention Services strategic direction of the Buffalo County 2020 Vision.

Training for Intervention ProcedureS (TIPS)

TIPS is a program run by Positive Pressure and the Responsible Beverage Server Coalition. It is a skills-based training designed to prevent intoxication, alcohol-impaired driving, and underage drinking. This is a four-hour training and is approved by the Nebraska Liquor Control Commission. Our trainers volunteer their time to train individuals and businesses on the responsible service of alcohol. Our trainers include: Doug Kramer, Ryan Ohri, Linda Neemeyer and Amy Softley. TIPS classes are held monthly. The cost of training is $30 per person. For more information or to register for a class, please contact Tana Nelsen, Coalition Coordinator, at (308) 865-2283 or by emailView the schedule of upcoming TIPS trainings here.

Our History

Positive Pressure formed in June 1996, as a grassroots community coalition to address alcohol, tobacco and other drug use. Positive Pressure developed in response to the needs of the community to become more informed about, and to address the problems created by methamphetamine use during the mid 1990’s. During the early years, the coalition specifically worked with community members and policy makers to prevent a head shop from selling drug paraphernalia in 1999. Under collaborative efforts primarily between the former Family Resource Council, Buffalo County Community Partners, and Region 3 Prevention staff, the coalition formed as a Partners goal work group. Click here to read more of our history.