The principles are intended to reflect the scientific-based literature regarding best practices in drug abuse prevention. They should be viewed as a set of desirable elements of effective prevention. There are no assumptions as to which elements are more or less important. Also, no individual principle is a necessary or sufficient condition of effective prevention. We believe that the success of a prevention programme is maximized to the extent that it can adhere to and incorporate these principles.
Comments, feedback and suggestions of further principles that could be considered necessary for effective prevention project management or achievement should be sent to email@example.com.
Examples of Best PracticeMentor's principles of effective practice are illustrated with reference to specific project examples from around the world. Click on each of the principles below to read the full case study.
Mentor welcomes examples from others who feel their projects illustrate one or more of the principles identified. If you wish to contribute your example please click here and complete the form as indicated. The list of examples provided will be reviewed periodically, but there is no assurance that contributions sent will be included.