Evidence Based


BASICS – Brief Alcohol Screening and Intervention of College Students preventive intervention designed to help college students make better decisions about alcohol

CHOICES works to prevent alcohol-exposed pregnancies

CLASS ACTION for high school looks at social & legal consequences involving alcohol & teens 

EVERFI’S ALCOHOL EDU online training for college students

EVERFI’S ALCOHOL EDU online training for high school students

FAMILIAS UNIDAS PREVENTION INTERVENTION for Hispanic families with children ages 12-17 to prevent conduct disorders, use of ATOD, and risky sexual behaviors

FAMILY MATTERS family-directed program to reduce tobacco and alcohol use among 12-14 year olds

Good Behavior Game (GBG) is a classroom-based behavior management strategy for elementary school that teachers use along with a school’s standard instructional curricula

H2P – Hip-Hop 2 Prevent Substance abuse and HIV for youth ages 12-16

LIFESKILLS TRAINING (LST) school-based program to prevent alcohol, tobacco and marijuana use and violence

MEDIA DETECTIVE is a media literacy education program for students in grades 3-5 with an online component for families

MEDIA READY is a media literacy education program for students in grades 6-8

PARENTING WISELY is a set of interactive, computer-based training programs for parents of children ages 3-18 years

PROJECT ALERT school-based prevention program for middle school students on alcohol, tobacco and marijuana

PROJECT NORTHLAND for 6-8th grades alcohol prevention curriculum

PROJECT SUCCESS (Schools Using Coordinated Community Efforts to Strengthen students) for students 12-18 years of age in alternative schools

STRENGTHENING FAMILIES PROGRAM is a family skills training program to increase resilency and reduce risk factors in children 3-16 years old]

STRONG AFRICAN AMERICAN FAMILIES (SAAF) is a family-centered intervention for 10-14 year old African American youth and their primary caregivers

TOO GOOD FOR DRUGS school-based curriculum for K-12 students on healthy decision-making


COLLEGE AIM (Alcohol Intervention Matrix) is a user-friendly comprehensive tool to help schools address harmful and underage student drinking through individual and environmental-level strategies

CrimeSolutions.gov – The National Institute of Justice’s web-based clearinghouse of programs and practices, and a process for identifying and rating those programs and practices

Evidenced-Based Interventions for Preventing Substance Use Disorders in Adolescents, 2010

Promising Practices Network archived since 2014 programs by evidence level

SAMHSA’S FORMER NREPP (National Registry of Evidenced-based Programs and Practices): Substance Abuse Prevention Programs for ages 6-12 and 13-17 List from the CO Dept. of Edu. (updated 2015)

SAMHSA Selecting Best-fit Programs and Practices: Guidance for Substance Misuse Prevention Practitioners, 2018

SAMHSA’s TIP 58: Addressing Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)