What is the Prevention Research Center?
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
emphasis of most PRC projects is on the reduction of alcohol and
other drug-related problems through changing social and physical
What is the PRC Resource Link?
PRC Resource Link is a new website of the Prevention Research Center
dedicated to providing information and practical guidance to state
and community agencies and organizations, policy makers, and the
general public who are interested in combating alcohol and other
drug abuse and misuse. The materials on the website are based on
the scientific research and analysis of the Center. At this website,
visitors can learn more about current and recently completed projects,
access useful documents published by the Center, and review an extensive
library of prevention resources.
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How does the PRC Resource Guide
website differ from the main PRC website?
main PRC website contains detailed information about the scientific
research of the Center and is generally designed for the scientific,
medical, and academic communities.
PRC Resource Guide website serves as a forum for the dissemination
of its research specifically for the general community including
local, state, and national organizations, government agencies and
policy-makers, law enforcement officials, church leaders, community
activists, and concerned citizens. The PRC Resource Guide interprets
and presents specific research for use in the real world in order
to prevent alcohol- and drug- related abuse and misuse.
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What tools are available online from the Prevention Research Center?
Center has a variety of tools available online to assist the community
in the prevention of alcohol and drug abuse.
Resource Guide website contains recent PRC publications (in an interactive
PDF format), a directory of useful links to other alcohol- and drug-
related prevention organizations, media releases, and brief summaries
of select research projects.
main PRC website provides more detailed prevention information including
a project directory containing a summary of the many current projects
of the Center; a publications directory which can provide information
about publications written by PRC staff; several multi-media presentations
containing information concerning the prevention of alcohol and
drug abuse; and a resource guide providing additional information,
including a directory of government and non-profit organizations
dedicated to alcohol- and drug-related issues.
of the most valuable and useful tools we can provide to the community
is direct access to the scientists and support staff responsible
for the research conducted at PRC. Any staff member can be contacted
directly by telephone or e-mail by proceeding to the biography section
of the main PRC website.
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can I contact the Prevention Research Center for additional information
about the prevention of alcohol and drug abuse?
staff of the Prevention Research Center is available 9:00 a.m. to
5:00 p.m. (Pacific Time)., Monday through Friday, to answer any
initial questions and direct you to the appropriate staff member
for additional information. The Center can also be contacted via
electronic mail at firstname.lastname@example.org and a staff member will respond
to your inquiry as soon as possible.
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