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Getting Candid: Framing Conversations Around Youth Substance Use Prevention

Source: National Council for Mental Wellbeing The National Council for Mental Wellbeing, in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control […]

Changes in the Legal Status of Cannabis: Prevention Opportunities, the Role of Coalitions, and Lessons Learned after 10 Years of Legalization


Environmental Impact of Commercial Tobacco Toolkit

Source: Association for Nonsmokers – MN Commercial tobacco products like cigarettes and e-cigarettes have a large impact on our environment. […]

Recent Science on Cannabis and What This Means for Prevention and Prevention Professionals


Commercial Tobacco Smoke-Free Policy Tribal Policy Toolkit

Source: Keep It Sacred, National Native Network Want to have your tribal community breathing easier? This toolkit can help. This […]

Synthetic Nicotine

Source: MPRC & Association for Nonsmokers-MN This fact sheet provides an overview of synthetic nicotine products, including what they are, […]

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 […]