Project Towards No Drug Abuse (TND)

Project Towards No Drug Abuse (TND)

Project TND is an effective, interactive classroom-based substance abuse prevention program that is based on more than two decades of successful research at the University of Southern California. The program focuses on three factors that predict tobacco, alcohol, and other drug use, violence-related behaviors, and other problem behaviors among youth. Those factors are: 

  • Motivation (i.e., students' attitudes, beliefs, expectations, and desires regarding drug use);
  • Skills (social, self-control, and coping)
  • Decision-making (i.e., making decisions that lead to health-promoting behaviors).

Project TND targets youth, aged 14 to 19. The program has proven successful when implemented in both traditional and alternative high schools, with students from diverse ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds. At the completion of this program, students will be able to:  

  • Stop or reduce the use of cigarettes, alcohol, marijuana, and other drugs
  • Stop or reduce weapon-carrying
  • State accurate information about the consequences of drug use and abuse
  • Demonstrate improved coping skills. 
  • Make a personal commitment regarding drug use.