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Drugs & Substance Abuse

Prevention & Education

Substance abuse prevention and education programs aim to prevent individuals, particularly juveniles, from the harmful physical, social, and psychological consequences of drug and alcohol use or abuse. These programs, which may be implemented in communities, schools, faith-based settings, or the home, often seek to educate young people about the dangers posed by drugs and alcohol and change the behaviors that may lead to their abuse.


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OJP Publications

Evaluation of Friendly PEERsuasion, OJJDP-Sponsored, June 2016

Model Programs Guide Literature Review: Alcohol and Drug Prevention and Therapy/Treatment, OJJDP-Sponsored, March 2015

Alternative Sentencing Policies for Drug Offenders: Evaluating the Effectiveness of Kansas Senate Bill 123, Final Report, NIJ-Sponsored, March 2012
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Alternative Sentencing Policies for Drug Offenders: Evaluating the Effectiveness of Kansas Senate Bill 123, Executive Summary, NIJ-Sponsored, March 2012

Reducing Drinking Among Underage Air Force Members in Five Communities, OJJDP, August 2011

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Questions and Answers

What can I do to help my friend who I think is using/abusing drugs or alcohol?
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What are some signs and symptoms of drug abuse among youth?
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Are resources available that focus on preventing teen prescription drug abuse?
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