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Topic:  Substance Use and Dependence

The program aims to prevent or reduce youths' initial or ongoing use and/or abuse of any chemical substance. This topic does not include programs that address parental substance use (see Family Support topic).

Proven Programs

The Abecedarian Project

Big Brothers Big Sisters of America

DARE to be You

Guiding Good Choices

Healthy Families New York (HFNY)

LifeSkills Training

Midwestern Prevention Project/Project STAR

Multisystemic Therapy (MST)

National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Program

Nurse Family Partnership

Project ALERT

Project Northland

Promising Programs

Athletes Training and Learning to Avoid Steroids (ATLAS)

Child Development Project

Counselors Care (CARE)

Creating Lasting Family Connections

Gang Resistance Education and Training (G.R.E.A.T.)

Get Real About AIDS

Healthy Start

Know Your Body

Seattle Social Development Project

Social Decision Making / Problem Solving


Proven / Promising Programs

Infant Health and Development Program

Other Reviewed Programs

Across Ages

All Stars

All Stars (Core Program)

Behavioral Monitoring and Reinforcement Program

Class Action

Communities Mobilizing for Change on Alcohol (CMCA)

Community of Caring

Community Trials Intervention to Reduce High-Risk Drinking (RHRD)

Coping Power Program

Early Risers 'Skills for Success' Program

Families And Schools Together (FAST)

Family Matters

Focus on Families

Functional Family Therapy

Growing Healthy

Keep A Clear Mind (KACM)

Keepin' it R.E.A.L. (Refuse, Explain, Avoid, Leave)

Lions-Quest Skills for Adolescence

Michigan Model for Comprehensive School Health Education

Minnesota Smoking Prevention Program

Multidimensional Family Therapy

Multidimensional Treatment Foster Care

Not On Tobacco

Parenting With Love and Limits

Positive Action

Preventive Treatment Program

Project EX


Project Toward No Drug Abuse (Project TND)

Project Toward No Tobacco Use (Project TNT)

Project Venture

Protecting You / Protecting Me

Reconnecting Youth (RY)

Residential Student Assistance Program

Say It Straight Training

School Transitional Environmental Program

Schools and Families Educating Children (SAFE Children)

Start Taking Alcohol Risks Seriously (STARS) for Families

Strengthening Families Program

Strengthening Families Program: For Parents and Youth 10-14

Strong African American Families (SAAF) Program

Teenage Health Teaching Modules

Too Good for Drugs

Too Good for Drugs and Violence

Too Good for Violence