Prevention Resources

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The Power of Prevention

With a "can do" approach and a bit of guidance, any community can have success in preventing substance misuse." -Focus on Prevention, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration


There are many organizations, programs, and websites you can turn to for information on preventing substance use and promoting effective prevention practices. This section provides a list of federal, national, state, and local organizations and electronic resources that can assist you in joining us in our commitment to empowering our community with the best evidence-based tools in substance use prevention. 

Prevention Files

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Focus On Prevention

Strategies and Programs to Prevent Substance Use

SAMHSA

Preventing Drug Use among Children and Adolescents

A research-based guide for parents, educators, and community leaders

National Institute on Drug Abuse

Identifying Mental Health and Substance Use Problems of Children and Adolescents

A guide for Child-serving organizations

SAMHSA

Implementing Evidence-Based Prevention by Communities

To promote cognitive, affective, and behavioral health in children. 

Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences, The National Academies

The Role of Risk and Protective Factors in Substance Use Across Adolescence

Examines the influence of risk and protective factors across several domains on adolescent substance use.

National Institute of Health

Indiana Evidence-Based Practices Guide

Increase uniformity in the knowledge and application of evidence-based prevention programs, services, and activities to reduce and prevent substance use disorders in the state of Indiana. 

Prevention Insights, Indiana University

Prevention Resources for Building Healthy Communities

SAMHSA

Selecting Best-fit Programs and Practices

SAMHSA

7 Strategies for Community Change

Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America

CADCA

Prevention Websites

Partnership for Drug-Free Kids

National Institute on Drug Abuse for Teens

Partnership for Drug-Free Kids

A go-to organization for families addressing every aspect of substance use and addiction, from prevention to recovery. 

Healthy Children

National Institute on Drug Abuse for Teens

Partnership for Drug-Free Kids

American Academy of Pediatrics

National Institute on Drug Abuse for Teens

National Institute on Drug Abuse for Teens

National Institute on Drug Abuse for Teens

Resources for teens, teachers, and parents. 

Get Smart About Drugs

What's Your Side Effect?

National Institute on Drug Abuse for Teens

A DEA resource for parents, educators, and caregivers. 

CDC Healthy Living

What's Your Side Effect?

What's Your Side Effect?

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention

What's Your Side Effect?

What's Your Side Effect?

What's Your Side Effect?

Dream Big. Find what makes you come alive and begin pursuing it with passion. 

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)

Examining ACEs and how we can use this research to create HOPE (healthy outcomes from positive experiences)

Local Problems Require Local Solutions

Access data that is used by our community coalition to identify local substance use trends. 

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