There are several terrific online resources and prevention strategies for parents, educators, and community leaders to serve as a guide for developing evidence-based substance abuse prevention programs for children and adolescents:
- The National Institute on Drug Abuse (Drugabuse.gov) publishes a research-based guide, “Preventing Drug Use Among Children and Adolescents - https://www.drugabuse.gov/sites/default/files/preventingdruguse_2.pdf . This guide contains critical evidence-based tips, activities, and information for parents, educators, and community leaders on helping prevent substance abuse among children.
- The National Institute on Drug Abuse also published these “16 Key Prevention Principles” -
- The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has an entire web page dedicated to external resources available for prevention programs on a national, state, and community level - https://www.samhsa.gov/prevention/publications-resources
- SAMHSA also has several important substance abuse prevention programs and initiatives - https://www.samhsa.gov/prevention/samhsas-efforts