Training for Intervention Procedures (TIPS) for the University is a multimedia, school-based prevention program designed to help college students receiving the training to make safe, sound decisions regarding their own high-risk drinking behavior (e.g., underage drinking, drinking to intoxication, drunk driving) and enable them to intervene to prevent this high-risk behavior among their peers and friends. The program has three modules which can be delivered over one 2-hour session: (1) information about alcohol and other drugs, alcohol’s effects, and jurisdiction-specific laws related to alcohol; (2) skills needed to recognize when an intervention is indicated and then implement such an intervention; and (3) a behavioral rehearsal module in which students practice intervention skills they have discussed and observed. The overall goal is to reduce alcohol consumption among college students and the high-risk behavior related to alcohol use.
Teen Intervene is a school- or community-based intervention program for 12- to 19-year-olds who display the early stages of alcohol or drug involvement. The program is typically administered in an outpatient, school, or juvenile detention setting by a trained professional in three 1-hour sessions conducted 10 days apart. Parents are included in the third session in an effort to support parent-teen communication and support around abstinence goals. The overall goals are for teens to reduce and ultimately end their substance use.
Team Awareness is a workplace-based prevention training program that addresses behavioral risks associated with substance abuse among employees, their coworkers, and, indirectly, their families. The interactive training focuses on six components: the importance of substance abuse prevention; team ownership of policy, stress and coping styles, tolerance and how it can become a risk factor for groups; the importance of appropriate help-seeking and help-giving behavior; and access to resources for preventive counseling or treatment. The overall goal is to improve group climate, understanding of substance use policies, and help-seeking attitudes and behaviors, while reducing alcohol and drug use attitudes, use, and related problems.
Recovery Training and Self-Help (RTSH) is a group aftercare program for individuals recovering from opioid addiction. A professional therapist and a group leader co-lead participants through a program designed to deactivate addiction by teaching and supporting alternative responses to stimuli previously associated with opioid use. The overall goal is abstinence.
Project Towards No Drug Abuse (Project TND) is a school-based prevention program for high school youth. Twelve 40-minute interactive sessions are taught by teachers or health educators, and have been used with both high-risk traditional students across school settings. The curriculum focuses on self-control, communication, and decision-making skills that help teens to resist drug use. Students also learn how to acquire resources to help them resist drug use and develop the motivation to not use. The overall goals are abstinence from alcohol, tobacco, and drug use, as well as reducing the risk of victimization and the frequency of weapons-carrying among students.
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.