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March 24, 2020

Resource Description: Describes what are e-cigarettes, how they work, how they affect the brain, their health effects, and can they help a person stop smoking.:

Youth Assignment: In 1-2 sentences, write a summary of each of the 5 main topics discussed on this website.

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March 24, 2020

We had some problems with the YouTube video link so here it is in Zoom.

This is a video of the single-session evidence-based SPORT Prevention Plus Wellness Program for high school adolescents.

We’d greatly appreciate it if after reviewing the video you would send us your thoughts on how we can improve the video to be shared to your youth.

Just send your comments and suggestions to:

If you’d like to provide this video to youth in your region, please let us know and we’ll do all we can to make it available to you and your organization.

We can also provide a customized link so that you can collect information on your youths’ completion of the online SPORT PPW Goal Contract.

View the video here:

Password: 9936823

Learn more:

Thank you.

March 23, 2020

The DEA has cancelled National Take Back Day events scheduled for April 25 in response to COVID-19. As our communities weather the impacts of COVID-19 we know that times like these can test the protective factors we work so hard to build, every day.

In light of the cancellation, we want to encourage communities to continue to support Take Back Day as an important awareness day.

How can you continue to support opioid prevention?

Supporting Take Back Day as an awareness day can help keep prevention top of mind when our communities need it most.

Questions? Contact your DBHR manager or

March 23, 2020

We created this short 8-minute video of an evidence-informed resource for prevention and health specialists and organizations to share with their youth and young adults.

It includes a short description of the web-based resource, a youth assignment and a link to the resource. 

We’d love to receive your feedback and suggestions for changes that would make our future videos more useful for you, your youth and your organization.

Send comments and suggestions to:

Thank you.

Resource Description: Provides facts about electronic cigarettes, their health effects and the risks of using e-cigarettes.:

Youth Assignment: Click on the link to “E-cigarettes and Young People.”  Read the page and list 6 reasons why you think young people should avoid e-cigarette use. 

Video Link:

March 23, 2020

Dear Friends:

Prevention Plus Wellness is inviting prevention and health specialists to review the newly updated SPORT Prevention Plus Wellness High School Program in recorded video format for youth.

If you agree to review this 26-minute video, we will ask you to complete a 2-minute survey providing us with feedback.

You will need a YouTube account to view this video.

If you review the video and provide us with feedback, we are happy to offer you 25% off the purchase of this or any other PPW program video.

Let me know if you’d like to review the video and complete the survey.

All we need is your name and email address, which you can send to:

Remember, you need a YouTube account to access this video.

Thank you.

March 23, 2020

The 2020 edition of Drugs of Abuse: A DEA Resource Guide is now available online. This publication is designed to be a reliable resource on the most commonly used and misused drugs in the United States. This comprehensive guide provides important information about the harms and consequences of drug use by describing a drug’s effects on the body and mind, overdose potential, legal status, and other key facts. The publication also offers a list of drug education and prevention resources.

March 20, 2020

Here are four online and distance-learning strategies for providing evidence-based and evidence-informed Prevention Plus Wellness programs during the COVID-19 outbreak.

They include: 1) Recorded video programs, 2) Live streamed programs, 3) Correspondence booklets, and 4) Online training and support for providing PPW programs via online and distance learning.

Each online/distance learning prevention program strategy is described briefly below.

Recorded Video Programs

Like face-to-face Prevention Plus Wellness (PPW) programs, each PPW video provides youth with a screening survey to increase awareness of their current health habits, provides feedback and positive future image communication designed to increase motivation for change, and instructs youth and young adults to complete a multiple behavior goal plan and contract to initiate healthy behavior improvements. 

Videos come with a link you can send to participants to access, as well as a link to complete an online multiple health behavior goal contract.  

Learn more:

Live Streamed Programs

Have your favorite evidence-based and evidence-informed Prevention Plus Wellness (PPW) program live streamed to your youth or young adult group.   

Simply set up a time and date that works best for you and your youth population and send out a link to register and join the program. 

Live streamed PPW programs provide a rich visual and audio learning experience.  Each last approximately one hour.

Learn more:

Correspondence Booklets

SPORT and InShape PPW are quick and easy to use prevention with wellness interventions for professionals, peer leaders and parents who want to promote active, healthy and substance abuse free lifestyles among youth and young adults.  

The SPORT and InShape PPW Program Booklets can be provided to young people in nearly any setting and situation, including those where showing the original program’s PowerPoint slides might be a challenge or where face-to-face communication is not possible.  

Learn more:

Online Training & Support

Prevention Plus Wellness provides training and support if you wish to provide your programs by telephone or online. 

Support is free and online training is just $199 per person. 

Contact us for more information: or (904) 472-5022.

March 16, 2020

Take this 1-minute survey to give your opinions on what you need to best provide evidence-based substance use prevention such as the single-session SPORT Prevention Plus Wellness program during the coronavirus or other epidemic. 

Take the survey now:

Thank you!

March 15, 2020

The following is a list of protocols for providing the unique single-session evidence-based Prevention Plus Wellness (PPW) programs via distance-learning in the event of an epidemic such as the novel coronavirus, poor weather conditions preventing travel, desire to reach youth in physically remote areas or for other reasons.

These protocols include steps for providing PPW programs by phone, live online, recorded video and correspondence.

Learn more:


March 15, 2020

In light of public gatherings being canceled due to COVID-19, a #TakeDownTobacco Digital Power Wall has been created!

This tool allows you to tell the world why YOU are in this fight. In 10 seconds, you'll have a customized graphic that you can share on social media. Plus, your statement will be featured on a rolling display on the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids website. Plus, the Power Wall will take any Twitter or Instagram post that uses the hashtag #TakeDownTobacco – and will automatically put them on the display too.

See the following posts for additional information on Take Down Tobacco Day: