[PDF] Principles of substance abuse prevention for early childhood: a research-based guide

National Institute on Drug Abuse
Publication date:
01 March 2016


This  US guide, intended for parents, practitioners, and policymakers, begins with a list of seven principles addressing the specific ways in which early interventions can have positive effects on development. These principles reflect findings on the influence of intervening early with vulnerable populations, on the course of child development, and on common elements of early childhood programmes.