Lead & Seed is an intervention for middle and high school youth that is based on SAMSHA’s Strategic Prevention Framework. Lead & Seed is designed to increase youth’s knowledge and problem-solving skills for preventing substance use and substance-related behaviors in their communities, guide them to developing prevention plans, and help them to implement these plans.
AlcoholEdu for High School is an online course designed to increase alcohol-related knowledge, prevent alcohol use and its related consequences (i.e., riding in a car with a driver who has been drinking), and discourage acceptance of underage drinking.
Stay on Track is a school-based substance abuse prevention curriculum conducted over a 3-year period with students in grades 6 through 8. Stay on Track provides youth at each grade level with 12 45- to 50-minute lessons taught by classroom teachers. Motorsports is a motivational theme, with each lesson relating program objectives to professional racing activities and personalities. Special emphasis is given to tobacco, alcohol, club drugs, hallucinogens, prescription drugs, marijuana, and inhalants. The overall goal is to increase knowledge about substance use, increase personal competence skills and self-esteem, and change attitudes and intentions related to substance use.
Protecting You/Protecting Me (PY/PM) is a 5-year classroom-based alcohol use prevention and vehicle safety program for elementary school students in grades 1-5 (ages 6-11) and high school students in grades 11 and 12. PY/PM consists of a series of 40 science- and health-based lessons, with 8 lessons per year for grades 1-5. Lessons focus on brain development, vehicle safety, and life skills. Parent take-home activities are offered for all 40 lessons. High school students can train to deliver the curriculum to elementary school students, and learn specific content about how alcohol use impacts adolescents. The overall goals are to reduce alcohol-related injuries and death among children and youth due to underage alcohol use and riding in vehicles with drivers who are not alcohol free.
Project Venture is an outdoor experiential prevention program designed primarily for 5th- to 8th-grade American Indian youth. The program is designed to foster the development of positive self-concept, effective social interaction skills, a community service ethic, an internal locus of control, and improved decision-making and problem-solving skills. Students participate in classroom-based activities, experiential activities such as camping and hiking, adventure camps and wilderness treks, and community service learning. The overall goal is to develop the social and emotional competence that facilitates youths’ resistance to alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use.
PRIME for Life (PFL) is a motivational intervention for adults, and has been used primarily among court-referred impaired driving offenders. Trained instructors use multimedia, guided instruction, and motivational interviewing techniques to increase participant motivation to change their perceptions of the risks of drug and alcohol use. The overall goals are to reduce risk of alcoholism or addiction, reduce intention to use substances, and reduce substance use-related crimes or delinquency.