Research & Resources

Most effective community-based interventions reviewed.

In this chapter of  Adolescent Substance Abuse: Evidence-Based Approaches to Prevention and Treatment (Issues in Children's and Families' Lives series), researchers conducted a literature review on effective and evidence-based prevention initiatives aimed at adolescent substance use. They drew from two sources, the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism’s CollegeAIM Alcohol Interventions Matrix and Facing Addiction in America: The Surgeon General’s Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health, which combine to give a comprehensive view on prevention initiatives and environmental strategies that have positive results. The chapter, “Evidence-based practices: Community-based interventions to reduce alcohol use and misuse,” draws heavily from ICCPUD sources and is relevant for the prevention community.