Evidence Based Practices: Underage Substance Abuse

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Project towards No Drug Use (for High School)
Project TND is an effective drug abuse prevention program that targets senior high school-age youth. It was developed by Steve Sussman, Ph.D. and staff at the Institute for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research, in the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California.

American Council for Drug Education
The American Council for Drug Education is a substance abuse prevention and education agency that develops programs and materials based on the most current scientific research on drug use and its impact on society.

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
NIDA's mission is to lead the Nation in bringing the power of science to bear on drug abuse and addiction.
This charge has two critical components.  The first is the strategic support and conduct of research across a broad range of disciplines.  The second is ensuring the rapid and effective dissemination and use of the results of that research to significantly improve prevention, treatment and policy as it relates to drug abuse and addiction.

Too Good For Violence
Too Good is comprehensive drug and violence prevention education. When followed by Too Good for Drugs & Violence High School, Too Good for Drugs K-8 and Too Good for Violence K-8 comprise a consistent, sequential and comprehensive K-12 prevention education program designed to teach kids that they are indeed too good for drugs and violence. Taught in a classroom setting and intended to benefit all students, Too Good K-12 programs effectively reduce risk factors and build protective factors that all kids need, and provide the basis for a safe, supportive and respectful learning environment. Too Good, also offers the after-school program to extend prevention education beyond the school and into the community.