Prevention Practitioners

Reconnecting Youth

Reconnecting Youth (RY) Inc. is dedicated to researching, developing, testing and disseminating prevention programmes for youth at risk and to training those who use RY programmes to implement them with fidelity. RY evidence based programmes have been recognised for over a decade as models for evidence-based prevention and are included on SAMHSA’s National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices (NREPP).

FreeStyle Foundation

The FreeStyle Foundation aims to support and respond to the existing culture of healthy youth and adults who take pride in abstaining from tobacco, alcohol and illegal narcotics, while exposing others to the benefits of living the substance free lifestyle. The FreeStyle Foundation supports a number of initiatives some of which include:

  • Drug Free RC - a coalition providing youth anti-drug programmes in Rancho Cucamonga, California and Supporting law enforcement, education, prevention and treatment initiatives.

Drug Free RC

Drug Free RC is a collaborative effort working with schools, parents, law enforcement, organisations and elected officials dedicated to creating a healthy community. Its goal is to reduce or prevent the use of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs by young people. Drug Free RC hosts a quarterly community networking lunch where parents, youth, community members, civic leaders and agency staff can receive information on alcohol, tobacco, drugs and prevention strategies.

Coalition for a Drug Free California

The Coalition for a Drug Free California brings together existing anti-drug coalitions from around the state to work together to prevent the early onset of alcohol, tobacco and drug use by young people. The Coalition:

  • Offers guidance on the best prevention policies and programmes to elected officials at the local, state and national level.

  • Seeks to enlighten elected officials and administrative staff on the social and economic benefits or preventing substance abuse.

Search Institute

Search Institute is an independent, not-for-profit organisation committed to helping create healthy communities for every child. Search Institute aims to provide leadership, knowledge, and resources to community members seeking to understand what kids need to succeed and to take action based on that knowledge. This is done by:

  • Conducting high-quality research and evaluation that deepens knowledge of young people, what they need, and how to care for and work with them more effectively.

ADAC. Aboriginal Drug and Alcohol Council (South Australia)

ADAC's mission is to ensure the development of effective programmes to reduce harm related to substance misuse in Aboriginal communities, in such a way as to: promote and foster pride, dignity, identity and achievement in Aboriginal society, and advocate and actively pursue the philosophy and principles of Aboriginal spiritual, cultural, social, economic and political re-empowerment, self-determination and self-management.


COCA is an information, advice and training charity supporting drug professionals and organisations with issues relating to stimulant drugs such as crack cocaine, amphetamine, methamphetamine and ecstasy.

Drug Misuse Information Scotland

Drug Misuse Information Scotland is a site designed to disseminate Scottish (national and local) information, statistics and research relating to drug misuse. Information elsewhere in the UK and Europe is also presented. The key target groups are those involved or working in the field of drug misuse including treatment, criminal justice, education and community development. The site contains a wide range of links to relevant publications and reports.


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