Online Courses

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Introduction to Substance Abuse Prevention: Understanding the Basics

Learn about the history of prevention, key concepts and definitions, and specific drug effects—and get a glimpse of the effects of substance use and addiction on the brain.

Involving Youth in Your Substance Abuse Prevention Program

Develop the knowledge and skills to effectively engage youth in all aspects of your substance misuse prevention efforts—from planning to evaluation.

Focusing on Focus Groups

Discover the key elements of focus group design and delivery through case examples to highlight the many ways focus groups can be used to support prevention practice.

Go Get It! Finding Existing Data to Inform Your Prevention Efforts

Explore strategies for identifying, locating, and accessing the data you need to assess the substance use prevention needs of your community.

What Is the SPF? An Introduction to SAMHSA’s Strategic Prevention Framework

Take a guided tour of the SPF, a data-driven planning process designed to help you more effectively address substance misuse and related prevention needs in your community.

Making the Most of Key Informant Interviews

Learn how to plan and conduct key informant interviews that produce the valuable information you need to inform your prevention efforts.

Prevention SustainAbilities: Understanding the Basics

Explore what sustainability looks like in the context of substance misuse prevention—and how to prepare for sustainability planning in your community.

Prevention SustainAbilities: Planning for Success

Building on the foundation of its introductory companion course, Prevention SustainAbilities: Understanding the Basics, this interactive self-paced course walks practitioners through a step-by-step process for developing a written plan to sustain successful prevention practices.