Preventing Drug Abuse among Children and Adolescents
This In Brief Web edition provides highlights from the Preventing Drug Use among Children and Adolescents: A Research-Based Guide for Parents, Educators, and Community Leaders, Second Edition booklet. It presents the updated prevention principles, an overview of program planning, and critical first steps for those learning about prevention. Thus, this shortened edition can serve as an introduction to research-based prevention for those new to the field of drug abuse prevention. Selected resources and references are also provided. The In Brief publication and the complete second edition can also be downloaded.

Drug Strategies
Drug Strategies is a non-profit research institute that promotes more effective approaches to the nationís drug problems and supports private and public initiatives that reduce the demand for drugs through prevention, treatment and law enforcement.

The National Social Norms Resource Center
The National Social Norms Resource Center is an independent center that supports, promotes and provides technical assistance in the application of the social norms approach to a broad range of health, safety and social justice issues, including alcohol-related risk-reduction and the prevention of tobacco abuse. Researchers and practitioners at the 2004 National Social Norms Conference announced important new findings about the effectiveness of the social norms approach in high school, college, and community-wide settings. These press releases are available here.

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