Prevention Resources

Prevention Science

A useful and informative overview of the field of Prevention Science, “Prevention Science[1] is the application of a scientific methodology that seeks to prevent or moderate major human dysfunctions before they occur. Regardless of the type of issue on hand, the factors that lead to the problem must be identified and addressed. Prevention research is thus focused primarily on the systematic study of these potential precursors of dysfunction, also known as risk factors; as well as components or circumstances that reduces the probability of problem development in the presence of risk, also known as protective factors. Preventive interventions aim to counteract risk factors and reinforce protective factors in order to disrupt processes or situations that give rise to human or social dysfunction” (source: Wikipedia).

Identifying and Selecting Evidence-Based Interventions
Guidance Document for the Strategic Prevention Framework State Incentive Grant Program

Division of Behavioral Health Services
Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment (SAPT) Block Grant

Prevention in Arizona: A Strategic Guide
Arizona Department of Health Services/ Division of Behavioral Health Services October 2012

Useful Links

Medication Disposal Resources

Data Sources for Behavioral Health Consequences and Trends

Suicide Prevention

Helpful Links

  • Above the Influence Campaign
    The official website of Above the Influence. This site and many of the Above the Influence ads that you see were originally created as a part of the National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign, a program of the Office of National Drug Control Policy.
  • Arizona Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD)
    To provide students with the best prevention tools possible to deal with  the issues of underage drinking, other drug use, impaired driving, and other destructive decisions.
  • Arizona Youth Survey (AYS)
    Primary data collection on youth related behaviors by Arizona county
  • Campaign for a Healthy Alcohol Marketplace
    The Campaign for a Healthy Alcohol Marketplace was born from the realization of a former alcohol regulator, Pamela Erickson, that we could lose a good regulatory system out of ignorance
  • Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA)
    Since 1992, CADCA has demonstrated that when all sectors of a community come together —social change happens. CADCA is the premier membership organization representing those working to make their communities safe, healthy and drug-free.
  • Drug-Free Action Alliance
    Prevention Action Alliance offers several programs designed to assist healthy communities in the prevention of substance misuse and the promotion of mental health wellness.
  • DrugFreeAZ.org
    DrugFreeAZKids.org is a program of Southwest Behavioral & Health Services. We inspire people to feel better and reach their potential. Through helping people discover their strengths, we improve our communities.
  • Drug Rehab for Teens
    Drugs and alcohol have a greater effect on teens than on adults. The signs of addiction can be difficult to understand, and many adolescents don’t realize the long-term damage drugs have on their bodies because the short-term side effects fade. If you have questions about drug abuse or think that your teen has an addiction, help is available.
  • Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) Arizona
    FASArizona.com is your source for information, support, events, and resources in Arizona for Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD).
  • National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA)
    NIDA”s mission is to advance science on the causes and consequences of drug use and addiction and to apply that knowledge to improve individual and public health.
  • National Prevention Information Network
    NPIN offers a variety of tools and resources to support partner prevention efforts.
  • National Registry of Evidence Based Programs (NREPP)
    In April 2018, SAMHSA launched the Evidence-Based Practices Resource Center (Resource Center) that aims to provide communities, clinicians, policy makers, and others in the field with the information and tools they need to incorporate evidence-based practices into their communities or clinical settings.
  • Not My Kid
    Empowers and educates youth, families, and communities with the knowledge and courage to identify and prevent negative youth behavior.
  • ParentsEmpowered.org
    ParentsEmpowered.org is a media and education campaign funded by the Utah Legislature and designed to prevent and reduce underage drinking in Utah by providing parents and guardians with information about the harmful effects of alcohol on the developing teen brain, along with proven skills for preventing underage alcohol use.
  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
    The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA’s mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America’s communities.
  • Society for Prevention Research (SPR)
    The Society for Prevention Research is an organization dedicated to advancing scientific investigation on the etiology and prevention of social, physical and mental health, and academic problems and on the translation of that information to promote health and well being. The multi-disciplinary membership of SPR is international and includes scientists, practitioners, advocates, administrators, and policy makers who value the conduct and dissemination of prevention science worldwide.
  • Southwest Interdisciplinary Research Center – Arizona State University (SIRC)
    SIRC was established as a Research Consortium in 2002 by an award from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
  • Southwest Prevention Center
    OU’s Southwest Prevention Center (SWPC) is committed to evidence-based prevention of alcohol, tobacco, and other drug abuse. Housed within OU’s Outreach, the work of SWPC spans nearly two decades of providing prevention information, training, technical assistance, and resource system development.
  • Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD)
    SADD’s mission is to empower young people to successfully confront the risks and pressures that challenge them throughout their daily lives.
  • Governor’s Office of Youth, Faith and Family: Substance Abuse AZ
    Valuable resources, trainings, and information from the Arizona Govenor’s Office of Youth, Faith and Family
  • Quit Alcohol
    QuitAlcohol.com is an initiative with the Alcohol Abuse Counsel and a trained group of volunteers. Alcoholism is a widely spread disease and we feel that it is our public duty to educate folks around the world about the problem. Join us today and let’s take a stand. Let’s help Alcoholics recover once and for all.
  • Withdrawal.net 
    Withdrawing from opiates, heroin, or other physically addictive substances can be deadly. Our directory contains twenty-four withdrawal specialists in Tucson, Arizona who can aid in safe detox from alcohol, opioids, painkillers, and other substances of abuse. For immediate access to options, call our support hotline at 1-877-959-0928now.

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