The Meth Project is a free, web-based media campaign and large-scale prevention program aimed at reducing Meth use through public service messaging, public policy, and community outreach. Central to the program is a research-based marketing campaign and community action programs designed to communicate the risks of Meth use.
Above the Influence is a free, web-based media campaign created for the National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign, a program of the Office of National Drug Control Policy. The website offers information about drugs, resisting the pressure to use substances, and resources for youth who have questions or need help. The overall goal of the website is to help teens stand up to negative pressures, or influences, especially around initiation of substance use.
MyStudentBody.com is an online, subscription-based program that provides motivational feedback and wellness education about alcohol use and abuse as well as related issues. The program targets 18- to 24-year-old college students and can be implemented as a Web-based health resource or an educational course. The program’s content highlights the student’s personal risk factors and provides the student with articles, strategies, and interactive tools related to alcohol and drinking on campus, as well as health resources available at his or her specific institution. The program also includes an educational course for use by at-risk populations. The overall goal is to reduce binge drinking and alcohol-related problem behaviors.
Moderation Management is a complementary online intervention designed for nondependent, heavy-drinking adults who want to reduce the number of days on which they drink, their peak alcohol use on days they drink, and their alcohol-related problems. ModerateDrinking.com (MD) is a Web-based behavioral self-control skills training program, and Moderation Management (MM) is an online support group network. MM offers online and face-to-face mutual support meetings, a listserv, and an online forum connect concerned drinkers trying to make positive lifestyle changes. The overall goals are alcohol abstinence and a decrease in alcohol-related problems and peak alcohol use on drinking days.
Start Taking Alcohol Risks Seriously (STARS) for Families is a school-based health promotion program that aims to prevent or reduce alcohol use among middle school youth ages 11 to 14 years. STARS for Families has three components. Youth receive individual consultations about alcohol use, parents and guardians receive information at home on how to talk to their children about alcohol, and families complete take-home lessons together designed to enhance communication. The overall goal is abstinence from or delayed initiation of the use of alcohol.
Project Northland is a school- and community-based multilevel prevention program for adolescents in grades 6-8. Lesson content involves students, peers, parents, and community members with home-based curriculum for families and peer- and teacher-led curriculum in the classroom. Student-parent homework assignments, in-class discussions, skills training, and role-plays, and community-based projects comprise the program. The overall goals are to delay the age at which adolescents begin driving, reduce alcohol use among those already drinking, and limit the number of alcohol-related problems among young drinkers.