Presents research-based drug abuse prevention principles, an overview of program planning, and critical first steps for those learning about prevention.
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Published: January 1997
Revised: October 2003
Author: National Institute on Drug Abuse
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. You can also download the complete Second Edition PDF (725KB).
NIDA hopes that research can continue to provide effective, appropriate, and practical approaches for communities working on the challenges of preventing drug abuse among children and adolescents nationwide.
As a result of scientific research, we know that addiction is a disease that affects both brain and behavior.