Evidence-Based Prevention

For more information on what works in substance abuse treatment, visit:  http://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/preventing-drug-abuse-among-children-adolescents-in-brief/chapter-4-examples-research-based-drug-abuse-prevention-programs

For a compendium of programs that have strong evidence of their effectiveness, see the National Registry of Prevention Programs, at: http://www.nrepp.samhsa.gov/

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To view more information on the following evidence-based prevention principles from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, visit:  https://www.ncjrs.gov/ondcppubs/publications/prevent/evidence_based_eng.html

  1. Address appropriate risk and protective factors for substance abuse in a defined population.
  2. Use approaches that have been shown to be effective
  3. Intervene early at important stages and transitions
  4. Intervene in appropriate settings and domains.
  5. Manage programs effectively.