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It’s been well-documented that adolescence is a crucial time for drug abuse education to prevent addiction. That’s why the majority of addiction prevention programs are centered on children and teens. But the most effective addiction prevention programs involve family, school, employers, and community members for long-term success.

LoveToKnow’s Jodee Redmond recently turned to me to discuss methods of addiction prevention. During the interview, we talked about the importance of prevention programs in school as well as the workplace, and the need for community involvement with these programs. I also discussed the best methods to teach children about the dangers of addiction.

Click over to the Q&A to read my recommendations for developing addiction prevention programs. What are your thoughts on how to create successful programs? Thank you to LoveToKnow for interviewing me and featuring my insights.