Friday, February 6, 2009

Prevention saves money!

Every dollar invested in substance abuse prevention yields $10 in savings, according to researchers from Iowa State University who recently presented their findings to the United Nations. Specifically, the researchers found that Life Skills Training and the Iowa Strengthening Families Program demonstrated significant cost benefits.

In 2004, the Washington State Institute for Public Policy reported similar findings. A summary of their findings can be viewed by clicking here.

Prevention Works In Seattle/NE Seattle Coalition to Prevent Underage Drinking is working with Eckstein Middle School to implement Life Skills Training, a middle school prevention curriculum.

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