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Wellness-Based Prevention & Intervention in One Lesson!

•Single 45-minute health-focused screening & brief interventions with optional SBIRT protocol, parent training & media campaigns

•Choose from alcohol, marijuana, opioid, e-cigarette use prevention & more

•Promotes mental & physical wellbeing by targeting co-occurring health risks of physical inactivity, poor nutrition, lack of sleep & stress

•Program manuals include easy-to-follow scripts allowing implementation to youth & adults individually, in groups & virtually

•Improves self-regulation skills, self-efficacy & positive identity formation through goal setting

•Choose either printed program manuals or unlimited access to digital manuals with our Unlimited Program & Training License

•For children, adolescents, young adults, adults & parents

•Includes pretest & posttest evaluation surveys

•Used in all 50 US states at schools, sports, camps, YMCAs, juvenile justice, colleges, military & more

How Our Programs Work

Cost-Effective, Easy to Implement & Wide Reaching

We understand that prevention, substance abuse, and health providers are looking for the most effective way to spend their funds. Prevention Plus Wellness (PPW) programs have a high cost-benefit ratio, plus they are easy to implement by just reading the program script. 

Because our screening and brief interventions, including the optional PPW-Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) are just a single session and address multiple mental and physical health risk behaviors, these interventions can reach large numbers of youth or adults and have broad public health outcomes.

  • Evidence-Based Resource Guides

  • Blueprints for Healthy Youth Development

  • National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices

  • Promising Practices Network

  • ...and more

    •Child Trends

    •Prevention Matters

    •Clearinghouse for Military Family Readiness

    •Excellence in Prevention Strategies List

    •Results First Clearinghouse Database

Why Motivate Youth to Choose Wellness & Avoid Drugs?

#1: Youth and adults experience multiple health risks.

Youth and adults are at risk not only of substance use and misuse, but physical inactivity, poor eating, lack of sleep and stress requiring a holistic approach.

#2: Wellness addresses substance use prevention, intervention & recovery.

Wellness is prevention oriented and positive focused and is a key component of achieving and maintaining mental and physical wellbeing.

#3: Wellness improves mental health.

Research shows that wellness-promoting behaviors protect against mental illness and promote mental health.

#4: Wellness empowers one to choose positive identities and behaviors.

Wellness emphasizes having positive goals, learning self-regulation skills, and choosing a healthy identity and habits.

#5: Wellness is the ultimate goal for all youth & adults.

Wellness is not just about reducing health risks, but promoting good physical and mental health, performance, and happiness.

#6: Wellness promotion protects against substance use/misuse.

Wellness acknowledges the mind and body are interconnected and that healthy behaviors can reduce risky substance use.