Substance misuse and related behavioral health problems such as injury, addiction, and overdose are pressing personal and public health concerns. To successfully address these problems in states, tribes, jurisdictions, and communities, prevention planners need information about the effectiveness of available programs and practices. They also need to know how to determine which options have the greatest potential to work well in their unique settings and how to proceed if no viable options are available. To help meet these needs, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has developed this guidance document, Selecting Best-Fit Programs and Practices: Guidance for Substance Misuse Prevention Practitioners. This resource places the selection of programs and practices within the broader context of evidence-based prevention.
Evidenced-based Strategies and Programs