Media Mentions

New Study Shows Long-Term Effects of Drug Prevention

A new study presented at an international conference in Texas demonstrates the long-term effectiveness of a classroom-based prevention program targeting teen drug use. The study tracked teens who participated in the Botvin LifeSkills Training (LST) program as 7th graders and found that their participation in the program produced long-lasting reduction in drug use 12 years later.



New Study Shows Long-Term Effects of Drug Prevention


Health watch: Grants help keep children from smoking

The Paso del Norte Health Foundation's Smoke Free Paso del Norte initiative has awarded four grants to help El Paso and Southern New Mexico organizations with anti-smoking programs for children.


25m grants to aid young Scots at risk

Scottish children at risk of falling into criminal activity and anti-social behaviour are to benefit from a 25 million charity award.


Big Lottery invests 25m GBP to tackle first-time offending 

The Big Lottery Fund (BIG) will distribute 25m of funds to a range of nationwide projects designed to help young people avoid becoming offenders.


May marks Mental Health Awareness Month

North Tahoe Family Resource Center in Tahoe, California utilizes LST to reduce risks of drugs, alcohol, smoking, and violence.


Faircrest Middle School students gain valuable skills to prevent drug abuse

Ohio Middle School students celebrate its fourth year utilizing Botvin LifeSkills Training.


Botvin LifeSkills Program Funded through State Prevention

Sabrina Harmon, Whatever It Takes Coalition director, teaches one LifeSkills Training class per day for each of the sixth through ninth grades in the Newell School District.


ABC's 20/20 Episode Features LifeSkills as a Solution

To view the full episode, click here.


Local Programs Prevent, Combat Youth Aggression

Vallivue School District in Caldwell, Idaho utilizes Botvin LifeSkills Training in many of its area schools, including Birch Elementary School in Nampa, Idaho.

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