Prevention

Community Engagement: An Essential Component of an Effective and Equitable Substance Use Prevention System

Created by
SAMHSA

Community engagement is often cited as a tool to improve the health of the community and its members. This guide will review evidence related to leveraging community engagement to support the implementation and scale-up of evidence-based programs and policies.

Source: https://store.samhsa.gov/sites/default/files/pep22-06-01-005.pdf

Prevention Topics Page

Created by
EMCDDA

Drug prevention approaches range from those that target society as a whole (environmental and universal prevention) to interventions focusing on at-risk individuals (indicated prevention).

The main challenges are in matching these different strategies to target groups and contexts and ensuring that they are evidence-based and have sufficient population coverage.

Principles of Substance Abuse Prevention for Early Childhood

Published by
NIDA
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This guide, intended for parents, practitioners, and policymakers, begins with a list of 7 principles addressing the specific ways in which early interventions can have positive effects on development; these principles reflect findings on the influence of intervening early with vulnerable populations on the course of child development and on common elements of successful early childhood programs.