Prevention resources are powerful tools to reduce negative consequences of drug use by preventing initial use. With the capacity to reach mass audiences via a plethora of informational and communication channels, prevention resources serve a pertinent role in the field of substance abuse. The history of prevention itself has influenced the formation of existing resources. Key components leading up to the creation of prevention resources have included the establishment of standard prevention principles and models. This entry covers these critical aspects related to the emergence of resources. Furthermore, although many prevention resources tend to focus on youth, this entry also discusses the range of prevention activities available across the life span, running from infancy to advanced age. Resources specific to ethnic and gender minorities are ...

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