Prevention Plus Wellness, LLC is seeking athletes from all sports to make a significant difference in improving the lives of young people by promoting physically active, healthy, high performing and substance abuse free lifestyles.   We are looking for local, regional, national and international athletes to sponsor Prevention Plus Wellness substance use prevention programs […]


  Now there are two options to get and maintain certification required to implement the evidence-based SPORT and InShape PPW programs. Option #1: Easy, quick and self-paced training with the e-learning program: Online Prevention Plus Wellness Program Implementers Training. This is a critical e-learning tool for adults and youth leaders who want to know about […]


  Check it out today for free! The SPORT Prevention Plus Wellness (PPW) Online Program is an easy-to-use e-learning adaptation of the single-session evidence-based prevention with wellness program for professionals and parents who want to promote active, healthy and substance-abuse free lifestyles among youth. The SPORT PPW Online Program is a self-paced and self-study program found […]


  The new Online Prevention Plus Wellness Program Implementer Training is a critical e-learning tool for adults and youth leaders who want to know about Prevention Plus Wellness (PPW) program components, underlying models, research findings, and implementation procedures. This training guides participants in deciding how to proceed with program evaluation, training, planning, and tailoring to […]


  SAMHSA has announced the launch of the new Learning Center for the National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices (NREPP).    The site was designed to provide resources for developing, implementing, and sustaining culture-centered and evidence-based programs and practices.   Learning Center tools provide practical support for using evidence-based programs and practices to improve the […]


  This is a great idea.  I love it!  National Youth Week.  Do we have anything like this in the US that promotes youth development, and healthy, prosocial, substance use free lifestyles?  We should! Here is a link to learn more: http://youthinrecreation.org/national-youth-week Please comment below.    


  Below are some new funding opportunities for education and prevention in substance abuse:   http://substanceabuse.az.gov/substance-abuse/grants   https://www.abc.virginia.gov/education/grants    


In case you missed the training session I presented at CADCA last week, below is a link to the PowerPoint slides.    They illustrate the images and messages used by alcohol marketers, and contrast and compare them to those found in alcohol prevention and treatment ads.    Key findings are reported, as are recommendations for […]


A new article from RTI Press discusses the pros and cons of marijuana edibles.  This is a very thorough review of research related to the promises and challenges of cannabis-infused edibles. While it is written in part for marijuana users, it is a must read for health and substance abuse policy makers and professionals. The […]


  Dr. Chudley Werch, President at Prevention Plus Wellness, will be presenting a training session at CADCA’s National Leadership Forum next month titled: “Images in Alcohol Advertising, Prevention and Treatment.”   The National Leadership Forum is the largest training event for community prevention, treatment and research professionals, and is held in conjunction with SAMHSA’s Prevention Day.  […]

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