Prevention: Hot Topics

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Evidence-based Prevention

Using prevention strategies that have demonstrated effectiveness in research trials improves consumer outcomes. SAMHSA provides a list of programs that have demonstrated effectiveness and include well-manualized instructions for implementation.

Tobacco

Underage Drinking

Methamphetamines

Partnership for a Drug Free Texas

Coalitions

There are 22 community coalitions programs (CCP) across the state that promote and conduct community-based and environmental universal prevention strategies that impact the social, cultural, political and economic processes of the community. As a result, these groups engage in broad community actions to change public policy. These coalitions prevent and reduce the illegal and harmful use of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs in communities across Texas.


 

Substance Abuse Prevention

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Last updated December 12, 2011