Marijuana Prevention Plus Wellness Program


Regular price $ 499.00
NEW: Marijuana Prevention Plus Wellness programs now include optional step-by-step protocols to implement to youth online, revised program slides permitting increased program interaction, and an online goal plan/contract and pre-posttest survey to monitor and assess youth goal setting and program feedback and effectiveness.

Welcome to the Marijuana Prevention Plus Wellness (PPW) program!  Marijuana PPW is a quick and easy to use brief intervention for professionals, peer leaders and others who want to prevent cannabis and drug use and promote protective wellness lifestyles and positive identities among youth.

Marijuana PPW is an evidence-informed intervention adopted from the SPORT Prevention Plus Wellness program which is listed on the National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP), Blueprints for Healthy Youth Development and other evidence-based program registries.  In addition, it utilizes an evidence-based practices screening and brief intervention format. 

Marijuana PPW is the only single-session cannabis prevention program designed to increase wellness-enhancing behaviors including physical activity, sports participation, healthy eating, getting adequate sleep, and practicing stress control.  It can be implemented in any setting where youth are found and comes in high school and middle school adolescent versions. 

Marijuana PPW is founded on the Behavior-Image Model, a marketing-related framework that targets naturally motivating positive peer and desired future images to increase multiple health behavior goal setting which in turn increases self-regulation skills of participants. 

Marijuana PPW is highly flexible and can be used as a stand-alone program, or as an add-on component to other prevention, health, sports, fitness, recreation, education, intervention or treatment programs.  

The Marijuana PPW program was designed to help youth look and feel more active, fit and healthy by having them:

  1. Identify wellness enhancing behaviors, along with how using marijuana interferes with reaching wellness behavior goals and positive self-images;
  2. Become aware of positive images of youth engaged in wellness promoting behaviors, and desired images of themselves in the future; and
  3. Make a commitment to set and monitor multiple goals to increase wellness promoting behaviors, while avoiding cannabis use and other drugs. 

Your Marijuana PPW manual and program contain the following materials:   

  • Step-by-step implementation directions;
  • Brief self-administered youth health and fitness behavior screening survey;
  • Scripts for providing an individual one-on-one or optional group lesson that uses positive image content linking wellness and marijuana use behaviors;
  • Set of colorful slides with illustrations of youth modeling wellness habits;
  • Goal plan and contract for motivating multiple behavior change;
  • Optional group exercise to increase classroom interaction during the group lesson;
  • Scannable youth screening addenda and feedback surveys to evaluate program implementation fidelity and effectiveness;
  • Instructor’s survey to assess the quality of the lesson presentation;
  • Fidelity checklist to increase implementation reliability;
  • Optional prevention plus wellness resources;
  • Digital download of reproducible materials and customizable PowerPoint slides;
  • Phone and email program support; and
  • Separate online and onsite certified training workshops to learn to provide the Marijuana PPW program, or train others to implement it, with fidelity and maximum effectiveness. 

We know you will find it an easy, enjoyable and effective way to promote fit, healthy and cannabis use-free lifestyles among your youth.