Substance Abuse Prevention


2016 Red Ribbon Campaign Planning and Resource Guide

2016 Annual Synar Report & 2016 Annual Synar Report - SSES Results

Department Of Education’s Alcohol & Drug Ed/Substance Abuse Prevention Related Information

Risk Factors increase the likelihood of substance use disorders:

  • Individual: rebelliousness and beginning drug use early
  • Family: poor family management and parental attitudes favorable to drug use
  • School: academic failure and low commitment to school
  • Community: low neighborhood attachment and high community disorganization

Protective Factors buffer youth against exposure to risk:

  • Individual: social skills and belief in the moral order
  • Family: attachment and opportunities for prosocial involvement
  • School and Community: opportunities for and rewards for prosocial involvement