Prevention: Hot Topics

Evidence-based Prevention

Using prevention strategies that have demonstrated effectiveness in research trials improves consumer outcomes. SAMHSA provides a list of programs that have demonstrated effectiveness and include well-manualized instructions for implementation.


Underage Drinking


Partnership for a Drug Free Texas


There are 22 community coalitions programs (CCP) across the state that promote and conduct community-based and environmental universal prevention strategies that impact the social, cultural, political and economic processes of the community. As a result, these groups engage in broad community actions to change public policy. These coalitions prevent and reduce the illegal and harmful use of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs in communities across Texas.


Substance Abuse Prevention

Last updated November 18, 2015