Preventing Substance Use in the Context of Poverty: Risk and Protection from Early Childhood to Early Adulthood

In this multi-site study, investigators are testing the efficacy of a family-based preventive intervention which was originally delivered when the children were age 2

This longitudinal study follows children and families into adolescence. Researchers are examining the degree to which periodic, tailored, and adaptive interventions delivered to caregivers of children from toddlerhood to school entry impact alcohol and drug use, high-risk sexual behavior, and other types of problem behavior - especially in the context of poverty. Knowledge gained from this program of research will inform policy guidelines regarding the wisdom of linking early childhood interventions with outcomes into adolescence.

This is a subaward from the University of Pittsburgh from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH).


9/30/19 - 8/31/22


National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)