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Preventing a substance use disorder can be a challenge, especially if you don't know where to start! While there are many effective prevention programs out there, you should find the one that works the best for you and your audience. The following links give fantastic, creditable information from national, regional, and local sources that can assist you in finding the right program for you:


Programs and Tools

Find a Variety of Toolkits, Evidence-Based Approaches, and Media Campaign Materials for Use in Prevention Efforts to Combat the Opioid Crisis

Recommendations Regarding Prescription Opiate Abuse

Awareness and Prevention

Read What the National Parent Teacher Association Advocates

for in Regard to the Issues of Prescription Opiate Abuse Awareness and Prevention

Prevention and Intervention Strategies to Decrease Misuse of Prescription Pain Medication

Read this Scholarly Article by

the American Public Health Association and Learn about the Opioid Epidemic and Educational Strategies to Combat It

Prevention in

Dauphin Country, PA

Find Prevention Program Activities in a Variety of Settings to Targeted Populations Who

are Affected by Risk Factors Associated with Substance Abuse

Prevention &

Who’s At Risk

Read about Research-Based Information on Preventing

Opiate Use that Parents

and Caregivers Can Use

Opioid Overdose Prevention Toolkit

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Issued this Opioid Overdose Prevention Toolkit

How to Prevent

Drug Addiction

Take These 5 Steps to

Prevent Drug and Alcohol Addiction and Read About Substance Abuse Treatment

4 Ways to Prevent Drug Addiction

Read about 4 Ways to Help Prevent Drug Use Including

That Anyone Can Practice


Prevention Strategies

Read about a Variety of School and Community-Based Addiction Prevention

Programs for Children,

Teens and Adolescents

Preventing Drug Use among Children

and Adolescents

Read This Research-Based

Guide for Parents, Educators,

and Community Leaders

Substance Abuse Education Resources

Learn about How to Teach

Others How to Avoid,

Stop, and Get Help for

Substance Use Disorders

Why Prevention Matters for Teens

Read about the Negative Consequences of Teen

Substance Abuse and Why Prevention is Important

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