The Science of Prevention
The Prevention Research Center (PRC) is a national center for prevention research on alcohol and other drug problems. Located in Berkeley, California, PRC was founded in 1983 as part of the Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation (PIRE). PRC is one of fifteen centers funded by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) and the only one to specialize in prevention research. As an NIAAA-sponsored center, PRC is committed to the application of science-based approaches to alcohol problems as well as other drug and social problems. The Center's research applies existing scientific knowledge to real-world settings and gathers further scientific information on the effectiveness of these applications.
The emphasis of most PRC projects is on the reduction of alcohol and other drug-related problems through changing social and physical environments.