The focus of this Tactic is to examine the challenges that military members and their families experience that may result in an increased risk for substance abuse. The Tactic will also highlight best practices, prevention programs, and resources that specialize > read more
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A major accomplishment in the field of substance abuse prevention has been the professionalization of the field through the effective use of data. With such scarce resources for prevention, it’s vital that planning efforts be focused on those substances and > read more
Think teen drinking is just a “right” of passage? New research shows that alcohol affects a teenager’s developing brain differently than adults. Memory, learning and impulse control can be seriously impaired and the risk of addiction goes up significantly.
This publication reviews the designation of “evidence-based” to describe prevention approaches; examines the evolution of the use of evidence-based in the National Registry of Effective Programs & Practices (NREPP); explores how the recent changes to NREPP have impacted the process > read more
This paper aims to: 1) introduce evidence-based practice and its application to community-based interventions; 2) guide the application of criteria and procedures for selecting evidence-based policies, programs, and practices appropriate to your community-based prevention plan; and 3) outline the tactical > read more
This publication emphasizes the importance of setting boundaries for community-based planning processes; identifies the importance of agreeing on criteria in advance for analyzing and interpreting data to guide decision making, and suggests questions that will help to identify these criteria. > read more
This Tactic (a) provides a brief history of the development of the IOM model and its application to prevention, and (b) outlines applications of the IOM model that will strengthen prevention planning, implementation and outcomes.