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Swiss Cheese Model of Youth Substance Use Protective Factors

Source: MPRC Effective youth substance use prevention happens when interventions promote multiple protective factors.

Community Engagement Resources

Source: Global PTTC Providing equitable mental health and substance use prevention, treatment, and recovery services means engaging with all communities […]

Exploiting Loopholes: How the Tobacco Industry Avoids Regulation

Source: The Association for Nonsmokers-MN The tobacco industry often undermines efforts to protect public health and create tobacco-free communities. Tobacco […]

Working with Adolescents: Practice Tips and Resource Guide

Source: The National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare The National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare (NCSACW) […]

Medications for Opioid Overdose, Withdrawal, & Addiction

Source: National Institute on Drug Abuse This infographic shows the different types of medications prescribed for opioid overdose, withdrawal, and […]

Infusing Equity and Cultural Responsiveness in Local Youth Substance Use Prevention Efforts: Tips and Tools

Source: Wilder Research The purpose of the toolkit is to help communities weave equity and cultural responsiveness throughout implementation of […]

Building Your Toolkit to Serve the LGBTQ Community

Source: The Great Lakes Mental Health Technology Transfer Center The latest data on lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender identification reveals […]

Advisory: Prescription Stimulant Misuse Among Youth and Young Adults

Source: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration This Advisory reviews the evidence on prescription stimulant misuse among youth and young […]

Prevention Marijuana Use Among Youth

Source: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration The goal of this guide is to review the literature on prevention of […]

Measuring Alcohol Outlet Density: A Toolkit for State and Local Surveillance

Source: The Center for Disease Control According to the Task Force on Community Preventive Services, limiting alcohol outlet density is an effective […]

Take Action to Prevent Underage Alcohol Use

Source: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration This data visualization illustrates the steady decline of alcohol use amongst adolescents, […]

Getting Ahead of a Problem

Source: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration This data visualization illustrates the drinking habits of adolescents to inform parents/guardians […]