Substance Abuse Prevention / Treatment

LifeSkills Training

Middle-school substance abuse prevention program
UPDATED: Mar 02, 2018
Top Tier
Randomized controlled trials show sizable decrease in students’ substance use over five to six years.
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Staying Free Smoking Cessation Program

A low-cost smoking cessation program for hospitalized smokers who are willing to make a quit attempt
UPDATED: Jan 25, 2018
Top Tier
Randomized controlled trials show sizable increase in confirmed abstinence from smoking one year after patient discharge from the hospital.
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First-Grade Classroom Prevention Program

A program that combines a classroom management strategy – the Good Behavior Game – with an enhanced academic curriculum
UPDATED: Jan 25, 2018
Near Top Tier
Randomized controlled trial shows a sizable reduction in substance use, and sizable increases in high school graduation and college enrollment rates.
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PROSPER

Partnership between universities and community teams to implement evidence-based programs for youth substance abuse prevention
UPDATED: Jan 25, 2018
Near Top Tier
Randomized controlled trial shows community-wide reductions in substance use over 6.5 years.
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A Pregnant Woman’s Self-Help Guide to Quit Smoking

A low-cost smoking cessation program for pregnant smokers
UPDATED: Feb 09, 2018
Suggestive Tier
Randomized controlled trials show a sizable increase in the quit rate during the last four to five months of pregnancy.
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Big Brothers Big Sisters

A volunteer mentoring program for disadvantaged youth, ages 6-18
UPDATED: Nov 20, 2017
Suggestive Tier
Randomized controlled trial shows sizable decrease in youths’ drug and alcohol use and violent behavior.
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Recovery Coaches

A program for substance-abusing parents who have temporarily lost custody of their children
UPDATED: Feb 09, 2018
Suggestive Tier
Randomized controlled trial shows an increase in family reunifications, reduction in active foster care cases, and net savings to the state.
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