One-Session Evidence-Based Youth Cannabis & Alcohol Use Prevention Programs


There are two single-session evidence-based cannabis and alcohol use prevention programs listed on the Blueprints for Healthy Youth Development registry. 

These programs include the SPORT Prevention Plus Wellness (PPW) program for youth and the InShape Prevention Plus Wellness (PPW) program for young adults (Search by program title: https://www.blueprintsprograms.org/program-search/). 

Both PPW programs are also designed to promote protective wellness behaviors like physical activity, healthy nutrition and sleep of young people, thereby improving their overall fitness and well-being.  

In addition, both SPORT and InShape Prevention Plus Wellness are listed as effectively preventing youth marijuana use in Using Prevention Research to Guide Prevention Practice (SAMHSA’s Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies, 2017): https://mnprc.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/preventing-youth-marijuana-use-problems-and-strategies-2017.pdf

The SPORT and InShape PPW programs are also listed as research-based programs for preventing cannabis use among youth in Preventing and Treating Marijuana Use: An Updated Review of the Evidence (Washington State Institute for Public Policy, 2014): http://www.wsipp.wa.gov/ReportFile/1571/Wsipp_Preventing-and-Treating-Youth-Marijuana-Use-An-Updated-Review-of-the-Evidence_Report.pdf

Furthermore, SPORT Prevention Plus Wellness is included on the Excellence in Prevention Strategy List for Washington State prevention providers (https://www.theathenaforum.org/EBP?title=sport) as well as on other state and national evidence-based programs registries. 

As such both programs, but especially the SPORT Prevention Plus Wellness program, are being used widely throughout Washington and in all 50 US states as a preferred youth cannabis and alcohol use prevention strategy. 

Finally, SPORT and InShape Prevention Plus Wellness are screening and brief interventions which are designated by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration as evidence-based practices: https://www.integration.samhsa.gov/clinical-practice/sbirt

Read more about research supporting SPORT PPW program’s effectiveness: https://preventionpluswellness.com/pages/published-research-evaluation-sport-ppw

Read more about research supporting InShape PPW program’s effectiveness: https://preventionpluswellness.com/pages/published-research-evaluating-inshape-ppw

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

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