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The Science of Prevention

The Prevention Research Center (PRC) of the Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation was formed in 1983 as a national center for prevention research. PRC's focus is on conducting research to better understand the social and physical environments that influence individual behavior that leads to alcohol and drug misuse. PRC is one of sixteen centers sponsored by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), of the U.S. National Institutes of Health, and is the only one that specializes in prevention.

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Online Resource

Here you will learn how we work to accomplish our objectives by providing a comprehensive resource guide to our Center, projects, and research staff.

We have included tools to assist fellow researchers and community leaders to learn more about our research and to provide direct access to the researchers responsible for the projects. You will also be able to view several PRC presentations highlighting our research in more detail, including the PRC 2002 CD presentation online.

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Latest Center News:

The Prevention Research Center has added several new features to the web site. These new features include:

  • PRC Resource Link: Research in Action
    The PRC Resource Link is a new web site created by PRC to provide information and practical guidance to state and community agencies and organizations, policy makers, and members of the general public who are interested in combating alcohol and other drug abuse and misuse. To visit the PRC Resource Link, please select the following URL: http://resources.prev.org

  • Live Alcohol and Drug Prevention Research News
    The Center has included a live news link featuring articles in the press about alcohol and drug prevention research updated hourly.

  • New Video Research Presentations
    The Center is proud to announce select research projects now have video presentations detailing the scope of the project, research strategies, and potential results available online.

  • Expanded Resources Section for Local Action
    The Center has expanded the Resources section in Local Action to include an area for Recommended Books and Publications, and a gallery showcasing the PRC Research Presentation Poster Summaries designed by the support staff to assist the research team with various scientific presentations throughout the year.

  • Expanded Publications Area
    The Center has expanded the Publications area for the Research section of the web site to now highlight select publications and the corresponding abstracts.


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