3 Ways to Prevent Youth Substance Use While Promoting Wellness

Today’s youth are at risk for physical and mental harm from using various types of substances, including alcohol, e-cigarettes and tobacco, marijuana and opioids. 

At the same time, vast majority of American adolescents are at risk for suffering from further physical and mental problems due to physical inactivity, poor nutrition, lack of sleep and daily uncontrolled stress.  

That’s why prevention and health programs that integrate substance use prevention with fitness and health promotion are likely to have the greatest impact on promoting positive youth development and wellbeing.

Three ways prevention and health specialists can promote the overall health and fitness of youth are listed below. 

#1: Use the free web-resources provided by Prevention Plus Wellness. 

Prevention Plus Wellness provides two listings of web-resources for preventing substance use and promoting protective health behaviors of youth and young adults, including sports and physical activities, healthy breakfast and nutrition, sleep, controlling stress, setting health and fitness goals and others.  

These resources include: 

  1. Healthy Lifestyle Guidelines for Youth Goal Setting: https://preventionpluswellness.com/pages/healthy-lifestyle-guidelines-for-youth-and-young-adult-goal-setting 

These are evidence-informed health behavior recommendations and resources selected to help substance use prevention and health providers, parents and youth identify specific goals for improving their lifestyles and wellness.  

  1. Youth, Teacher & Parent PPW Resources: https://preventionpluswellness.com/pages/prevention-plus-wellness-youth-teacher-parent-resources 

These are evidence-informed resources aimed at enhancing youth and young adult wellness habits, including physical activity, healthy nutrition, sleep, controlling stress, goal setting and spirituality, while preventing their substance use. 

#2: Sign-up for notices on free webinars and research on how to integrate substance use prevention with wellness promotion for youth and young adults.

 Get weekly notices of the latest research, free webinars and new information about programs and training for integrating prevention with wellness. 

Sign-up now: https://preventionpluswellness.com/pages/sign-up-request-a-sample 

Check-out our blog for recent posts on critical Prevention Plus Wellness topics: https://preventionpluswellness.com/blogs/news 

#3: Purchase a PPW program and online program implementer training. 

Order a practical, one-session evidence-based substance use PPW program designed to promote protective wellness behaviors increasing fitness, health and positive self-identity of participating youth or young adults. 

In addition, purchase a self-paced online PPW program implementer training course to get the most from your PPW program. 

Learn more: https://preventionpluswellness.com/collections/ppw-catalog 

For more information: info@preventionpluswellness.com or call: (904) 472-5022. 

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