GOAL Project

GOAL (Global Outreach for Addiction Leadership and Learning) helps faith-based organizations build sustainable addiction prevention and recovery support programs. GOAL is based in Lancaster, Pennsylvania and also works in communities around the world including Kenya and Uganda. Continue reading

Addiction’s Impact on Children and Families: Resources for Parents, Grandparents, Children and Youth

Research has shown that having a close family member with a history of addiction is a risk factor for substance use and for developing a substance use disorder. In this collection, we feature resources that provide education about addiction, support for coping when a family member has an addiction, and selected resources designed to help prevent the development of substance use disorder in children and youth. Continue reading

What is Addiction?

This website from Addiction Policy Forum provides a brief overview of the science of addiction. The web page includes a 4 minute video explaining the science of addiction for all audiences, and a link Continue reading

Rise Above Colorado

Rise Above Colorado works to prevent teen drug abuse. The program is notable for its Colorado Methamphetamine Project which includes free resources for educators and community leaders to educate youth about meth use. Continue reading

Recover Together

Website for Google’s Recover Together project. The website includes recovery stories, information about treatment and prevention and includes maps to find resources in your area. Continue reading

What is Prevention? The Video Series

The Addiction Policy Forum partnered with the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America to create this video series and fact sheets about prevention. “What is Prevention?” is a three part video series that briefly explains the fundamentals of drug and alcohol abuse prevention, describes the role genetics plays in addiction, and promotes the role of the community in making prevention a priority for their citizens. Continue reading

Operation Snowball

The website for Operation Snowball, an organization that helps youth create and lead organizations devoted to the prevention of alcohol, tobacco and other drug use and encouraging positive communities and leadership. Each program enrolls adult members, but youth lead the school and community based programs. Continue reading