Our work is united by the common goal of reducing the impact of opioid and other substance abuse on individuals, families, and communities. We design and deliver innovative, highly regarded, and effective learning opportunities that build national, state, and local workforce and organizational capacities to meet the needs of diverse populations through evidence-based policies, programs, and services.
Our online products, tools, and resources, as well as our face-to-face trainings, reflect urgent and emergent trends in substance abuse across the life span. Our solutions are informed by prevention and implementation science, as well as by the multidisciplinary perspectives and cultural competencies of our staff.
This issue brief is designed to help substance abuse prevention practitioners better understand and reduce rates of heroin use and overdose. It includes the following:
This report presents highlights and findings from EDC’s administration of the MetroWest Adolescent Health Survey to 24,355 high school students in 26 Massachusetts communities in 2014.
The Massachusetts Technical Assistance Partnership for Prevention (MassTAPP) developed this guidance document to assist efforts in preventing and reducing underage drinking and other drug use in Ma
This website contains links to social norms campaigns from communities supported by the Massachusetts Technical Assistance Partnership for Prevention (MassTAPP) at EDC.
The Massachusetts Technical Assistance Partnership for Prevention (MassTAPP) at EDC developed this interactive communications toolkit to help substance abuse prevention practitioners create clear,
This resource offers a brief introduction to prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMPs), highlighting how practitioners can use PDMP data to prevent prescription drug misuse in their states and communities.
This toolkit provides brief summaries of prevention strategies and associated programs that have been evaluated to determine their effects on non-medical use of prescription drugs, including an overview of the relevant literature, descriptions of individual studies, and guidelines for using this information to inform prevention planning efforts.
In 2007, Massachusetts became the first state to receive federal funds through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to address unintended fatal and nonfatal opioid
This resource makes the case to use data to make the case for prevention efforts.
This resource library contains decision-support tools, training and technical assistance tools, archived CAPT webinars, videos, and compiled data sources.