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General Prevention Resources

One of the key components of successful prevention is the implementation of appropriate and effective programs and strategies.

Local county drug and alcohol offices (Single County Authorities) not only provide prevention programs and materials that address numerous substance-related topics, but they can also help assist in selecting prevention programs that are the best fit for schools, parents/families, and communities.

Finding evidence-based and promising programs

Program registries, directories, or lists are tools that help you match the problem (or gap) you have identified with the pool of existing evidence-based or promising programs. Many government and non-government organizations have put together registries that rate programs as a way to disseminate information about programs and their level of effectiveness.

Registries for identifying and selecting evidence-based and promising programs include:

Additional substance misuse prevention materials are also available through the following websites: