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  • Stop Underage Drinking - a comprehensive portal of Federal resources for information on underage drinking and ideas for combating this issue.
  • The Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF) uses a five-step process known to promote youth development, reduce risk-taking behaviors, build assets and resilience, and prevent problem behaviors across the life span.
  • Find Youth Info - promotes the goal of positive, healthy outcomes for youth.
  • Safe Schools/Healthy Students - a grant program designed to prevent violence and substance abuse among our Nation's youth, schools, and communities.
  • Too Smart to Start - helps youth, families, educators, and communities prevent underage alcohol use and its related problems.
  • Building Blocks for a Healthy Future - provides parents, caregivers, and teachers of children aged 3 to 6 the opportunity to find lots of great tips, materials, and ideas for spending time with their children and learning together.
  • National Registry of Effective Programs and Practices - a searchable online registry of more than 160 interventions supporting mental health promotion, substance abuse prevention, and mental health and substance abuse treatment.
  • Communities That Care (CTC) exit disclaimer icon - a coalition-based community prevention operating system that uses a public health approach to prevent youth problem behaviors including underage drinking, tobacco use, violence, delinquency, school dropout and substance abuse.
  • Prevention Management Reporting and Training System - provides substance abuse prevention resources, data collection, and reporting services.
  • Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies - provides responsive, tailored, and outcomes-focused training and technical assistance to prevent and reduce substance abuse and associated public health issues across the lifespan.
  • Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders - information and resources about the prevention and treatment of FASD.
  • Drug-Free Workplace - addressing substance abuse prevention in the workplace through comprehensive drug-free and health/wellness workplace programs.
  • Native American Center for Excellence - a national resource center for up-to-date information on American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) substance abuse prevention programs, practices, and policies.
  • Medication Assisted Treatment - the use of medications, in combination with counseling and behavioral therapies, to provide a whole-patient approach to the treatment of substance use disorders.
  • Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) is a comprehensive, integrated, public health approach to the delivery of early intervention and treatment services for persons with substance use disorders, as well as those who are at risk of developing these disorders. Primary care centers, hospital emergency rooms, trauma centers, and other community settings provide opportunities for early intervention with at-risk substance users before more severe consequences occur.
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        The "Truth" 
        During the past month (30 days), 26.4% of underage persons (ages 12-20) used alcohol, and binge drinking among the same age group was 17.4%.
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