The National Prevention Network (NPN), an organization of State alcohol and other drug abuse prevention representatives, is a component of NASADAD that provides a national advocacy and communication system for prevention. State prevention representatives work with their respective State Agency Directors for alcohol and other drug abuse to ensure the provision of high quality and effective alcohol, tobacco, and other drug abuse prevention services in each State. The NPN, in collaboration with the NASADAD Prevention Committee and staff, implements its mission at the National level.
The NPN believes that prevention is a complex process that requires more than a singular strategy or approach. A wide range of factors contributes to alcohol and other drug problems, and their prevention is based on the understanding that these factors vary among individuals, geographic regions, age groups, racial/ethnic groups, and gender groups. Effective prevention is a systemic responsibility involving local, State, and National agencies, organizations, and groups. The NPN, in conjunction with NASADAD and through its network of State prevention providers, provides leadership, coordination, and communication to its member States and to the prevention field in general. The NPN uses its leadership role to promote high-quality prevention services through:
“We Don’t Serve Teens” is a campaign launched by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). Click on the logo above to learn more about this campaign designed to prevent the underage consumption of alcohol and educate parents about the issue. [NOTE: You will leave the NASADAD site.]