Evidence-Based Practices Resource Center

SAMHSA is committed to improving prevention, treatment, and recovery support services for mental and substance use disorders. This new Evidence-Based Practices Resource Center aims to provide communities, clinicians, policy-makers and others in the field with the information and tools they need to incorporate evidence-based practices into their communities or clinical settings. The Resource Center contains a collection of scientifically-based resources for a broad range of audiences, including Treatment Improvement Protocols, toolkits, resource guides, clinical practice

The Youth in Iceland Model (YiIM) in Scotland

The Youth in Iceland Model (YiIM, also known as ‘Planet Youth’) is a community-based approach aiming to prevent young people’s substance use through reducing risk factors and increasing protective factors. A new team, based in Dundee, Scotland, aim to review the scientific evidence, including that gained first-hand, for YiIM’s applicability to Dundee, gain an in-depth understanding of how the model could be implemented/adapted locally, and make recommendations. Here, you can find information and resources about

SPR Advocacy Committee Town Hall Event


The field of prevention science is dedicated to translating research into effective programs, practices, and policies – but for many prevention scientists, the world of policymaking and prevention advocacy is unknown territory.

Planet Youth- The Core Elements


An online conference that starts at 01:00 pm (GMT) on Wednesday, April 21.

The agenda includes a broad overview of the Planet Youth methodology, an evaluation of the model along with a discussion on the Prevention Capacity Assessment.


Starting at 01:00 pm (GMT)

Opening – Jon Sigfusson

Planet Youth 101 – Ingibjorg Eva Thorisdottir

Effectiveness of Psychosocial Interventions for Reducing Parental Substance Use

McGovern R, Newham JJ, Addison MT, Hickman M, Kaner EFS. Effectiveness of psychosocial interventions for reducing parental substance misuse. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2021, Issue 3. Art. No.: CD012823. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD012823.pub2. Accessed 12 April 2021.

Psychosocial interventions are talking or practical activities, techniques or strategies that are delivered to individuals or groups.

The aim of this systematic review is to analyse the effectiveness of psychosocial interventions that are designed to help parents to change their drinking or drug use and address any related problems they are having regarding the care of their children. 

Drinking Transitions During Lockdown

Online, United Kingdom,

Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Problems (SHAAP) and Scottish Alcohol Research Network (SARN) warmly invite you to an online event on Wednesday 28 April from 12:30-14:00 BST for the fourth SHAAP/SARN Alcohol Occasionals event of 2021.