An Inventory of Substance Abuse Prevention Resources

Documents and Resources

Creating communities where individuals, families, schools, faith-based organizations, and workplaces take action to promote emotional health and reduce the likelihood of mental illness, substance abuse including tobacco, and suicide. This Initiative will include a focus on the Nation’s high-risk youth, youth in Tribal communities, and military families.


Connections and Links

Data Resources

This website examines various indicators of substance use in North Carolina communities by collating various publicly available and private data sources. Users are encouraged to read the primary reports from these sources to gain further insight into how substance use is impacting their community.

The Community Tool Box is a global resource for free information on essential skills for building healthy communities. It offers more than 7,000 pages of practical guidance in creating change and improvement.

Pride Surveys is a resource to help local schools measure student alcohol, tobacco and other drug use. Additionally, Pride Surveys can measure behavior on many crucial issues that can affect learning: family, discipline, safety, activities, gangs, and more.

NREPP is a searchable online registry of more than 250 interventions supporting mental health promotion, substance abuse prevention, and mental health and substance abuse treatment.

The North Carolina Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program is part of a nationwide, cooperative statistical effort administered by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. While the program’s primary objective is to generate a reliable set of criminal statistics for use in law enforcement administration, operation, and management, its data have over the years become one the country’s leading social indicators.

The goal of North Carolina Healthy Schools is to create a working infrastructure between education and health to enable schools and communities to create a Coordinated School Health Program.  The data sources section provides links to a number of community-level surveys including YRBS and NC School Health Profiles.

  • Pacific Institute for Research Evaluation (PIRE)

Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation (PIRE) focuses on individual and social problems associated with the use of alcohol and other drugs.  PIRE scientists and practitioners continually focus on the design and implementation of complex program evaluation strategies and the conduct of research related to health and social issues, including criminal justice.

Confidentiality Resources

  • Confidentiality of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Patient Records 42 C.F.R. Part

Funding Resources and Opportunities

February 12 and August 13 application deadlines

August 1 and February 1 application deadlines

Databases of information on the nearly 100,000 foundations, corporate donors, and grantmaking public charities in the U.S.

Space a service of the Foundation Center, offers information and resources that are specifically designed to meet the needs of nonprofits worldwide in need of know-how for securing funding and operating effective organizations.

The Drug Free Communities Support Program (DFC)  is the Nation’s leading effort to mobilize communities to prevent youth drug use. Directed by the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), in partnership with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), the DFC program provides grants to local drug-free community coalitions to increase collaboration among community partners and to prevent and reduce youth substance use.

Next application cycles due March 2013.

Federal Resources and Initiatives

  • Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  • Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)
  • National Association of State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors (NASADAD) and National Prevention Network (NPN)
  • Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
  • US Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)

North Carolina Resources and Initiatives

  • North Carolina Preventing Underage Drinking Initiative (NCPUD)
  • North Carolina Strategic Prevention Framework State Incentive Grant
  • North Carolina Substance Abuse Professional Practice Board

Tobacco Resources


IC&RC Study References for the Prevention Specialist Exam

The following resources were compiled as suggested reading to assist candidates preparing for the ATOD Abuse Prevention Specialist written examination. Consulting these and other references may be beneficial to candidates. Please note that this is not a comprehensive listing of all references and that not all questions on the examination came from these references.

      1. Bernard, Bonnie. Resiliency: What We Have Learned. WestEd, 2004.
      2. Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP). Prevention Primer: An Encyclopedia of Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Prevention Terms. National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information. 1993. *Will replace with revised version soon.
      3. Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America, National Community Anti-Drug Coalition Institute. Assessment Primer: Analyzing the Community, Identifying Problems, and Setting Goals. 2010.
      4. Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America, National Community Anti-Drug Coalition Institute. Evaluation Primer: Setting the Context for a Drug-Free Communities Coalition Evaluation. 2009.
      5. 5. Corey, G., Corey, M. and P. Callanan. Issues and Ethics In The Helping Professions, 7th Ed. Brooks/Cole, 2007. (1)
      6. Hogan, J., Gabrielsen, K., Luna, N., and Grothaus, D. Substance Abuse Prevention: The Intersection of Science and Practice. Allyn & Bacon, 2003.
      7. National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). Preventing Drug Abuse Among Children and Adolescents, 2nd Ed. US Department of Health and Human Services, National Institute of Health, 2003. (1)
      8. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The Surgeon General’s Call to Action To Prevent and Reduce Underage Drinking. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Surgeon General, 2007. Retrieved from
      9. Center for Substance Abuse Prevention. (2009). Identifying and Selecting Evidence-Based Interventions Revised Guidance Document for the Strategic Prevention Framework State Incentive Grant Program. HHS Pub. No. (SMA)09-4205. Rockville, MD: Center for Substance Abuse Prevention, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 2009. Retrieved from
      10. Miller, T. and Hendrie, D. (2009). Substance Abuse Prevention Dollars and Cents: A Cost-Benefit Analysis, DHHS Pub. No. (SMA) 07-4298. Rockville, MD: Center for Substance Abuse Prevention, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Retrieved from
      11. The National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA).(2007), Drugs, Brains, and Behavior-The Science of Addiction. Retrieved from
      12. National Research Council and Institute of Medicine (2009).Preventing Mental, Emotional, and Behavioral Disorders Among Young People: Progress and Possibilities. Committee on the prevention of mental disorders and substance abuse among children, youth and young adults: Research advances and promising interventions. Mary Ellen O’Connell, Thomas Boat, and Kenneth E. Warner, Editors. Board on Children, Youth and Families, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education. Washington, D.C.: The National Academies Press. Retrieved from
      13. Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America, National Community Anti-Drug Coalition Institute. Research Support for Comprehensive Community Interventions to Reduce Youth Alcohol, Tobacco and Drug Use and Abuse. 2010. Retrieved from
      14. Babor, T., Caetano, R., et al. Alcohol: No Ordinary Commodity: Research and Public Policy (2nd edition). 2010. Pan American Health Organization. (1)









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