Principles of Substance Abuse Prevention for Early Childhood

This publication was written by Elizabeth B. Robertson, Ph.D., University of Alabama (formerly with the National Institute on Drug Abuse), Belinda E. Sims, Ph.D., National Institute on Drug Abuse, and Eve E. Reider, Ph.D., National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health. It was edited by Eric Wargo, Ph.D., National Institute on Drug Abuse.

NIDA wishes to thank the following individuals for their guidance and comments during the development and review of this publication:

Karl G. Hill, Ph.D.
University of Washington

Nicholas S. Ialongo, Ph.D.
Johns Hopkins University

Leslie Leve, Ph.D.
University of Oregon

David L. Olds, Ph.D.
University of Colorado

Naomi Stotland, M.D.
University of California, San Francisco

NIDA also would like to thank the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA) for helping organize a focus group of community leaders in reviewing this publication and the following individuals who participated in the focus group: 

B.J. Boyd, Ph.D.
Cherokee National Behavioral Health

Velma Overman
Starfish Family Services

Tanya Roberts
Families in Action, Inc.

Heather Warner
Strategic Planning Initiative for Families and Youth

NIDA wishes to thank the following individuals for their contributions to the development of this publication:

Nona Lu, M.D.
Vanderbilt University

Marisa Pinchas, M.P.H.
Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

Sarah D. Lynne Landsman, Ph.D.
University of Florida

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