Preventing & Reducing Youth Substance Misuse

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The use of tobacco, alcohol, or drugs can have significant and long-term health and academic consequences for children and adolescents. Research has shown that environmental strategies – community norms, shared values, and public messages that promote healthy, drug-free living – make a substantial difference in keeping youth better protected from the negative influences of alcohol, tobacco, and drug use. Schools are uniquely positioned to provide programs and services that promote student health and remove barriers to learning. They provide an ideal setting for education, prevention, and early interventions of alcohol, tobacco, and substance use.

Resources for Administrators & Educators

Information & Research Organizations

Resources for School-Based Mental Health Professionals

Resources for Students & Families

Treatment Resources