100863: Preventing Drug Use Among Children and Adolescents

A Research-Based Guide for Parents, Educators, and Community Leaders

About the Course:

This course presents information regarding drug abuse prevention among children and adolescents. Prevention principles, program planning and delivery strategies, and examples of research-based drug abuse prevention programs are among the specific issues presented. The course material also provides selected resources and references for those seeking additional information.


National Institute on Drug Abuse

Publication Date:

2003, Second Edition


National Institute on Drug Abuse (producer)

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially addiction counselors, psychologists, mental health counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about preventing of drug abuse among children and adolescents. It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Identify risk factors and protective factors relating to child and adolescent substance abuse.

  2. Be able to plan for and apply drug abuse prevention principles presented.

  3. Analyze and compare research-based drug abuse prevention programs presented.

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