Now that we have the funds and the approval from two schools, next up is planning the training. There are a lot of things to get together to make Preventure happen. Thanks for all your support.
I like this program because it focuses on both substance use and mental illness traits. In short, Preventure is an evidence-based school program associated with 30-80% reduction in adolescent substance use. This intervention focuses on teaching teens coping strategies to manage personality traits that predispose them to addiction and associated high risk behaviors.
Personality traits that predispose one to addiction include:
- Sensation seeking
- Anxiety Sensitivity