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Five NIDA Prevention Programs Cited by CSAP

The Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP), an agency of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Department of Health and Human Services, recently acknowledged outstanding substance abuse prevention programs nationwide for their contributions to reducing alcohol, tobacco, and illicit drug use. Among the 30 recipients of CSAP's 2001 Exemplary Substance Abuse Prevention Program Award were five projects for which NIDA funded the underlying research that tested and validated their approaches to drug abuse prevention:

  • The Baltimore Mastery Learning and Good Behavior Game interventions, based in Washington, D.C., which seek to improve children's psychological well-being and social task performance.
  • Family Matters, a North Carolina-based program that targets families with adolescents from 12 to 14 and helps families prevent alcohol and tobacco use by their teenaged children.
  • Families and Schools Together, a parent-professional collaboration in Madison, Wisconsin, that offers an early intervention multifamily program for children ages 4 through 13 who are at risk for substance abuse, school failure, and juvenile delinquency.
  • Lions-Quest Skills for Adolescence in Thornville, Ohio, a comprehensive school-based program that brings together parents, educators, young people, and members of the community to support the development of life skills and citizenship skills by young adolescents in a caring and consistent environment.
  • Team Awareness for Workplace Substance Abuse Prevention, based in Fort Worth, Texas, a training program developed to increase the awareness of substance abuse as a group problem rather than an individual event.

NIDA Releases 2003 Calendar Featuring Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders

2003 Asian American/Pacific Islanders Calendar

NIDA's new calendar for 2003 captures the rich histories of Asian-American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities in the graphics and text for each month. With AAPI cultural touchstones captured in its illustrations and photographs, the calendar offers a science-based information resource to help families and teachers speak with children about the dangers of drug abuse. Selected text segments are translated into Asian and Pacific Island languages. Patterned after NIDA's earlier calendars, which focused on American Indian and Alaska Native cultures.