Drug use down among young adults who participated in PROSPER program

addiction treatment centers to provide a healthier path to people with substance use disorders. However, he added that “prevention not only makes economic sense, it is the most humane and effective approach for us to take.”

The researchers also discovered that the 19-year-olds in PROSPER had a much lower rate of overall drug-related issues than those in control groups.

“We are looking to expand the PROSPER program in Pennsylvania, where we have a growing number of communities who have become involved throughout the state,” Feinberg said. “We hope to begin introducing PROSPER to other states based on the research evidence that the program works to reduce teen substance misuse, including opioid use, as well as other delinquent behaviors.”