Evaluation is a fundamental component of developing, assessing, and improving upon prevention programs and policies.
There are several key processes that benefit the development and implementation of effective programs. Some of these processes are critical to program planning, such as strategic planning, while others are essential to move efforts forward.
Resources must be devoted to addressing the problem of alcohol and other drug use to ensure the success of prevention efforts.
Prevention planners should engage in a strategic planning process beginning with a needs assessment and review of evidence-based strategies to enable them to focus their efforts more effectively and efficiently.
In order to engage in effective environmental management, the strongest prevention efforts engage key players from every sphere of action.