Helpful Prevention Principles to prevent drug abuse among children and adolescents

The National Institute on Drug Abuse featured Prevention Principles (In Brief), which “are intended to help parents, educators, and community leaders think about, plan for, and deliver research-based drug abuse prevention programs at the community level.”

The principles cover Risk Factors and Protective Factors, Prevention Planning (Family Programs, School Programs, and Community Programs), and Prevention Program Delivery.

The publication consists of five chapters:

1. Risk Factors and Protective Factors

2. Planning for Drug Abuse Prevention in the Community

3. Applying Prevention Principles to Drug Abuse Prevention Programs

4. Examples of Research-Based Drug Abuse Prevention Programs

5. Selected Resources and References

This publication can help those new to the field of drug abuse prevention and includes up-to-date information on the field and helpful resources and references.

This link will take you to the NIDA site where you can learn and read more about the In Brief edition of Preventing Drug Use among Children and Adolescents: A Research-Based Guide for Parents, Educators, and Community Leaders, Second Edition.

 

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