Principles of Substance Abuse Prevention for Early Childhood: A Research-Based Guide


Sponsoring Organization

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)


Describes principles, information, and research related to childhood development, risk and protective factors for substance abuse, and research-based early childhood intervention programs. Assists parents, practitioners, and policymakers with addressing individual, family, school, and community precursors for early substance misuse to promote positive life outcomes and prevent drug use, abuse, and addiction throughout childhood, adolescence, and adulthood.

Geographic Coverage



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