Drug Abuse Prevention Through Family Intervention

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

NIDA is soliciting applications for support of research to test, under controlled conditions, the efficacy and effectiveness of theory-based drug abuse prevention intervention for families at risk for abusing drugs.

For the purpose of this Program Announcement, the term family can have a broad definition to include family of origin, family of procreation, biological kin, nonrelated persons who consider themselves part of the family through mutual commitment, or a combination of these attributes. Research has demonstrated that there are a number of precursors to risk or initiation of substance abuse, many of which relate to risk or protective factors in the family. Therefore, it is important that family prevention interventions reduce family risk factors and foster protective factors to negate the initiation of drug abuse.

For more information contact:
Rebecca Ashery, DSW
Division of Epidemiology and Prevention Research
National Institute on Drug Abuse
5600 Fishers Lane
Room 9A-53
Rockville, MD 20857
(301) 443-1524
FAX: (301) 443-2636
e-mail: RAshery@AOADA.SSW.DHHS.GOV

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