Alcohol and Drug Misuse Indicated Prevention Programs

# of participants completing Prevention Research Institute (PRI) curriculum

47HY1 2020

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Story Behind the Curve

Substance misuse prevention is broken down into three categories, universal, selective, and indicated prevention. Universal and selective prevention occur before someone has experimented with substances, while indicated prevention occurs after experimentation but before addiction. The Bear River Health Department provides an evidence-based curriculum called Prime for Life to provide indicated prevention to youth and adults. Youth who receive a minor in possession ticket take an 8 hour class taught over 4 sessions, and adults receiving a driving while impaired ticket take a 16 hour class also taught over 4 sessions. The class aims to prevent future high-risk choices among participants and help them avoid developing addiction.


Partners for this program include, Juvenile Justice, Utah State University, Judges, and the Utah State Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health. 

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