Teens Linked to Care (TLC): Strategies to Prevent Substance Misuse




Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)


Details a school-centered pilot project that examined implementing strategies to prevent youth substance use and risky sexual behaviors in high-risk rural communities in Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana. Highlights efforts to address related issues of HIV, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), teen pregnancy, and high-risk substance use through education, primary prevention, and early detection screening. Program activities included implementing new health curricula, partnering with health departments and community drug-free coalitions, and developing and distributing informational products and video campaigns.

Geographic Coverage

Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio


Harm Reduction • Health and Wellness • Health Education for Community and Patients • Infectious Diseases • Opioids • Prevention • Schools • Substance Use Disorder • Treatment • Youth