Parents and communities can help young people develop the self-esteem and decision-making skills needed to avoid substance use. Learn how.
A NIDA-funded study showed that prevention programs can have a multi-generational effect on improved outcomes. What’s more, these programs save communities much-needed funds. A 2008 analysis from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) found that for every $1 spent on evidence-based prevention programs, $18 is saved.
In addition to school programs, caregivers can learn how to help prevent addiction and other health problems in teenagers and children. This resource, from Partnership to End Addiction, contains practical, individualized guidance.