In school prevention through lifeskills
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Taos Alive implements an interactive Top-Rated Substance Abuse Prevention Program to schools around Taos County. Botvin LifeSkills Training is based on more than 35 years of peer-reviewed scientific research and proven to reduce the risks of alcohol, tobacco, drug abuse, and violence by targeting the major social and psychological factors that promote the initiation of substance use and other risky behavior. This comprehensive and exciting program provides adolescents and young teens with the confidence and skills necessary to successfully handle challenging situations. The evidence-based substance abuse and violence prevention program that is uniquely designed to be flexible and interactive. The program can be taught either on an intensive schedule (two to three times a week) until the program is complete, or on a more extended schedule (once a week until the program is complete). LifeSkills Provider effectively implements the state-of-the-art prevention for elementary, middle and high school students (3rd-10th grade).