Preventing Drug Use among Children and Adolescents: A Research-Based Guide for Parents, Educators, and Community Leaders


Sponsoring Organization

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)


Highlights principles designed to help parents, educators, and community leaders address drug use among children and adolescents. Includes research and information on the following topics: risk factors and protective factors for drug use, planning community-led drug abuse prevention efforts, and implementing research-based drug abuse prevention programs at the community level.

Geographic Coverage



Community Planning and Coalition Building • Health Education for Community and Patients • Parents, Families, and Children • Prevention • Substance Use Disorder