Evidence-based Substance Use Prevention with Wellness Programs, and Marijuana Awareness Training



Why just prevent substance use, when you can also increase youth sports involvement, physical activity, healthy eating, self-control and positive self-image which can support a drug-free lifestyle?

And, why just promote sports and fitness, when you can also prevent youth marijuana, alcohol and tobacco use which allows them perform their very best in sports, school and life?

Prevention Plus Wellness, LLC provides the only nationally recognized (National Registry of Evidence Based Programs and Practices – NREPP) evidence-based substance use prevention programs designed to also increase sports, physical activity, healthy eating, self-control and positive self-identity of youth and young adults. 

Plus, they take only one session to implement!  Online and onsite training workshops available for both adult and youth program instructors are conducted in one-day or less!

Below are research findings showing how two practical evidence-based Prevention Plus Wellness (PPW) programs can not only effectively prevent substance use harm, but also increase health and fitness-promoting habits among young people.

SPORT PPW for youth & InShape PPW for college-aged young adults

Rigorous research shows SPORT PPW & InShape PPW:

  • Prevent & reduce alcohol use & problems
  • Prevent & reduce marijuana use
  • Prevent & reduce tobacco use (SPORT PPW)
  • Increase physical activity & sports
  • Increase health-related quality of life (InShape PPW)
  • Increase healthy eating
  • Increase sleep
  • Improve body image (InShape PPW)
  • Increase goal setting & monitoring self-control skills
  • Increase positive self-image
  • Increase parent-youth communication (SPORT PPW)
  • Some positive effects lasting one-year

View PowerPoint slides to learn more about PPW programs here.  


PPW programs use a screening and brief intervention approach, and can be used as universal, selective or indicated prevention.  A recent review of screening and brief interventions found them effective for up to a year after receipt with adolescents and young adults

This review found goal setting, a key component of all PPW programs, increased effect sizes of screening and brief interventions.

SPORT PPW, InShape PPW, and all Prevention Plus Wellness programs were designed to address National Health Education Standards to promote personal, family and community health.

Thousands of prevention and health professionals, organizations, and parents throughout the US and abroad use PPW programs in their schools, homes, youth organizations, summer camps, sports and recreation leagues, hospitals and clinics, juvenile justice settings, substance abuse and mental health agencies, recovery and treatment centers, and faith-based organizations.  Now webinar training videos included!    


“The SPORT Prevention Plus Wellness program provides a whole body experience, where youth focus on improvements in their lives instead of drugs. Additionally, based on my observations a light bulb goes on when they connect the future self with the lifestyle they want to obtain of being healthy and happy.” 

Barry Schmidt, Neighborhood Resource Center, Bay City, MI

“The SPORT Prevention Plus Wellness program has opened up deeper discussion around a multitude of health-related topics with her YMCA young leaders group.” 

Wilma Weber, Grays Harbor County Public Health, Aberdeen, WA

clearinghouse“We have been very pleased with the InShape Prevention Plus Wellness program…and we are excited for next year! I feel it is very important to reach this demographic of young adults and there are very few quality programs out there that address this age group.  

That is why we are so pleased with InShape Prevention Plus Wellness, along with the fact that your customer service and relationship with the providers are excellent. I never hear from any of the other vendors that we purchase curriculums from, but I regularly communicate with you and it makes everything much smoother. Thank you for that added personal service.” 

Kristinia Love, Morgan County Substance Abuse Council (MCSAC), Martinsville, IN 


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Prevention Plus Wellness, LLC also provides the latest evidence-based marijuana awareness training, campaign materials, and educational tools designed to quickly and inexpensively inform you and your organization about rapidly changing marijuana products and potency, laws, myths, risks to health and safety, prevention strategies, terminology and much more.

Complete Marijuana Training: Parts I & II consists of two one-hour plus recorded online marijuana awareness training sessions specifically designed for school, college, community, business and family members and professionals interested in quickly and easily learning more about today’s fast changing marijuana landscape.        

Test your cannabis knowledge, and that of your students and community members, by taking one of our Marijuana Awareness Quizzes.  Each Quiz comes with answers, a scoring guide, and PowerPoint slides to teach other youth and adults critical facts, and bust common myths, about today’s marijuana.  

Call us if you’d like to receive Marijuana Awareness Training tailored to your organization’s or population’s specific needs! 

And check out our ready to implement and customizable Marijuana Awareness School & Community Media Campaign  designed to correct myths, misconceptions and norms about marijuana use, increase awareness of marijuana harm and media influences, provide positive youth and parent role models, enhance positive self-identity, increase youth self-regulation skills to set healthy behavior goals, and develop protective wellness lifestyles for your entire school, campus, business or community.  

“Thank you so much!  I have been checking out your website almost daily.  Very helpful to a new prevention specialist!  Thank you again.”

Monica Drake, San Antonio Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse, San Antonio, TX 

Order today from our substance abuse prevention and recovery programs, marijuana awareness resources, training workshops, parenting tools, and substance abuse with wellness books above!  

(904) 472-5022, info@preventionpluswellness.com