Preventions and Interventions

Our REACH Lab has developed and distributed several prevention and intervention Toolkits and curriculums aimed at preventing and reducing adolescent and young adult substance use.  All of these curriculums are evidence-informed and evidence-based, and are completely free and available online.  These resources are geared towards anyone who works with youth, including educators, administrators, healthcare providers, and parents/guardians.

The goals of these curriculums are for students to understand basic information about different drugs, gain awareness of deceptive marketing strategies used by manufacturers to lure youth to use, and gain skills to refuse experimentation and use of drug use. The curriculums provide critical lessons explaining adolescent brain development and addition, positive youth development, and health effects.

Tools and Curriculums on Prevention, Education & Awareness

Evidence-based curriculums and resources aimed at preventing students' use of tobacco and nicotine.

Created to provide anyone seeking information about fentanyl and other opioids, preventing fentanyl and opioid overdoses, and research-informed youth lesson, and additional resources. 

Evidence-based curriculums and resources created by educators, parents, and researchers aimed at preventing students’ use of cannabis/marijuana.


Alternative to Suspension Curriculums geared for students who have been caught using e-cigarettes (or really any tobacco product) and/or for any students who are interested in trying to quit.  

Created for adolescent and young adult health professionals by a team of clinicians, educators, and researchers to stay up-to-date with the latest trends and research on vaping devices, products, flavors and health effects.

Comprehensive Drug Education

Created to provide high school students with honest, scientifically accurate information that empowers them, if they choose to experiment with alcohol, tobacco, cannabis or other drugs, to reduce potential harms.

Looking for more?

Looking for infographics, flyers, print-outs, and more resources to supplements the curriculums above? Visit our resource page by clicking the button below!