Central to drug prevention is the development and implementation of programs
that prevent illicit drug use, keep drugs out of neighborhoods and schools,
and provide a safe and secure environment for all people.
ONDCP Prevention Programs
Drug Free Communities
Originally funded by Congress in 1997 with the understanding that local problems
need local solutions, the Drug Free Communities (DFC) program now supports
over 700 drug-free community coalitions across the United States. As a cornerstone
of ONDCP’s National Drug Control Strategy, DFC provides the funding
necessary for communities to identify and respond to local substance use
Random Student Drug Testing
Random student drug testing is a powerful public health tool that discourages
students from using dangerous, addictive drugs, and confidentially identifies
those who may need help or drug treatment. Random testing also promotes a
safer, healthier school learning environment.
National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign
The National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign is a multi-dimensional effort to
educate and empower youth to reject illicit drugs. The campaign uses a variety
of media to reach parents and youth, including TV ads, educational materials,
Web sites, and publications. The Campaign's messages reach Americans wherever
they live, work, learn, and play.
Other Federal Prevention Programs
Centers for the Application of Prevention
The primary mission of the National CAPT system is to bring research to practice
by assisting States/Jurisdictions and community-based organizations in the
application of the latest research-based knowledge to their substance abuse
prevention programs, practices, and policies.
Department of Labor's Working Partners
Working Partners strives to build a drug-free workforce by equipping businesses and communities with tools and information to effectively address drug and alcohol problems.
Division of Workplace Programs
Drug-free workplace initiatives include a clear policy of no use; employee
education about the dangers of illicit drug use and the workplace consequences
of drug use; supervisor training about their responsibilities under the policy;
access to employee assistance programs (EAPs) and treatment referral; and
accurate and reliable drug testing, consistent with the policy.
Safe and Drug-Free Schools
This program is designed to prevent violence in and around schools, and strengthen
programs that prevent the illegal use of alcohol, tobacco, and drugs, involve
parents, and are coordinated with related Federal, State and community efforts
Substance Abuse and Mental Health
Services Administration (SAMHSA) Model Programs
This Web site is a comprehensive resource on preventing substance abuse and
creating sustained positive change in our Nations communities. The Model Programs
featured on this site have been tested in communities and schools across America,
and proven to prevent or decrease substance abuse in youth.
Weed and Seed
Weed and Seed, a community-based strategy sponsored by the U.S. Department
of Justice (DOJ), is an innovative, comprehensive multiagency approach to
law enforcement, crime prevention, and community revitalization.