40 Developmental Assets: Common sense, positive experiences and qualities that help influence choices young people make and help them become caring, responsible adults.


Early Action Against Teen Drug Use: Teens as Communicators to Their Peers.  A Unit for High School Educators
This is a New York Times Newspaper in Education Curriculum Guide.  The goal of these lessons is to motivate teenagers to be effective communicators to their own peers onthe subject of avoiding drug or alcohol use; in particular, to influence peers to pull back from early stages of substance abuse and dependency.

Generation Rx: A Video game and corresponding traditional curriculum about prescription drug abuse. The curriculum is designed to be completed in less than one week of 45-minute classes. The video game is a virtual experience interaction movie for middle school and high school aged youth. The program allows youth to become three diverse characters in an interactive movie. They make the decisions that determine the storyline and outcome.

NIDA Goes Back to School: Science based school curricula about the science of substance abuse for grades K-12.

Smart Moves Smart Choices Curriculum: The first installment of a series of in-school news broadcasts for high school and middle school students and teachers that will emphasizes 21st Century learning objectives. the.Medic series focuses on teenage prescription drug abuse. The series includes five videos, each roughly four minutes long. The videos are accompanied by lesson plans with curriculum appropriate for middle and high school students in the subject areas of science and language arts. All curriculum components are available at the website.

Rock in Prevention Curriculum: This 12-week research based program uses music and substance prevention messages to decrease youth risk of abusing substances.

Too Smart To Start: This web site helps youth, families, educators, and communities prevent underage alcohol use and its related problems. It provides useful programs and strategies, downloadable curricula and other materials, interactive games and exercises, and other resources to support you in responding to The Surgeon General's Call to Action To Prevent and Reduce Underage Drinking.


Inhalant Abuse Prevention Presentation Kit: This kit contains resources for individuals interested in making a presentation to parents about inhalant abuse. The Inhalant Abuse Prevention Kit contains 4 components: the Facilitator’s Guide, a FAQ sheet, an interactive PowerPoint presentation, and a “What Every Parent Needs to Know about Inhalant Abuse” brochure. Additionally, there are 4 printable posters for classroom use and presentations.

Inhalant Prevention Resource Guide: PDF Resource Guide for schools and prevention professionals about how to prevent inhalant abuse.

Methamphetamine Abuse

Meth 360: Training, tools and resources for community presentations about meth.

Native American Anti-Meth Posters: View and order posters designed by a Native American woman for Native communities to use to prevent Meth abuse.


Blueprints for Violence Prevention: Research-based programs for substance abuse and violence prevention.

Communities That Care: Downloadable tools and information for coalitions interested in implementing the CTC System.

Drug Testing in Schools: Information about how to set up a program, data and research about effectiveness. The site and information was developed by the Office of National Drug Control Policy.

Guiding Principles for After-School Programs: Internet-based resource guide for practitioners, including agency directors, program managers and program staff.

Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Model Programs: Research-based programs for substance abuse and violence prevention.

Promising Practices Network: Website that provides information about programs and practices proven to improve outcomes for children.

SAMHSA's National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices

Available Downloads:

1. Research Summary about After School Programming:

The Impact of After School Programs that Promote Personal and Social Skills

2. A resource developed for schools by the Maine Office of Substance Abuse to provide guidance on how to select research-based prevention programs.

Selecting Evidence-Based Substance Abuse Prevention Programs

Prescription and Over-the Counter Drug Abuse

Close to Home Campaign: The Close to Home Campaignwebsite features information on opiate abuse and addiction, including a Fact Sheet for Teens and Parents and flyers that can be printed and posted in schools, organizations or workplaces.

Maximizing Your Role as a Teen Influencer - What You Can Do to Prevent Teen Prescription Drug Abuse: This online resource provides a complete workshop session and resources to educate parents, teachers, coaches, communities, school-based health care providers and others about teen prescription drug abuse and strategies to prevent it.

Not in My House Campaign: Campaign that educates the public about how to secure, monitor and dispose of prescriptions so that they cannot be easily obtained by teens in family and friends' medicine cabinets.


Stop Cough Medicine Abuse: This website provides information for communities, parents and teens about cough medicine abuse as well as resources to take action.


NIDA DrugPubs Research Dissemination Center: Research publications from the National Institute on Drug Abuse which can be viewed online or ordered through the mail.

Substance Abuse

Foundation for a Drug Free World: Resources, information, media and tools for communities, parents and teens.

Daily Dose: Daily and weekly substance abuse news from around the world. Includes news list serve.

Join Together: Substance abuse news, research, resources, and advocacy opportunities. Includes list serves for funding opportunities and news/research updates.

National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign: Resources, information, media and tools for communities, parents and teens.

Partnership for a Drug Free America: Resources, information, media and tools for communities, parents and teens.

Underage Drinking

College Drinking - Changing the Culture: The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism's resource for comprehensive research-based information on issues related to alcohol abuse and binge drinking among college students.

STOP Underage Drinking Portal of Federal Resources: A comprehensive portal of Federal resources for information on underage drinking and ideas for combating this issue. People interested in underage drinking prevention—including parents, educators, community-based organizations, and youth—will find a wealth of valuable information here.

Why : Offers the facts about the 21 Minimum Legal Drinking age as wells as information on how alcohol affects the teen brain, the realities of underage drinking, facts to common myths and a history of the drinking age law. There is also resources and tips for parents, educators and communities on preventing underage drinking.