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SAM (Solution, Action, Mentorship) Program for Adolescent Girls

About This Resource

The SAM (Solution, Action, Mentorship) Program is a school-based, substance-use prevention program that targets adolescent girls in middle school. The objective of SAM is to change participants’ drug-using behaviors through group therapy. Specifically, the program aims to reduce substance use, increase negative attitudes toward drug use, increase knowledge of the physical symptoms of drug use, and increase student achievement and self-esteem.

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Who This Resource Is For


  • Groups
  • Substance Use Prevention
  • Support Tier: 

  • Not Specified / Any
  • Age Range: 

  • Middle
  • Language: 

  • English
  • Ethnicity: 

  • African American/Black
  • Hispanic/Latino
  • White
  • Community Type: 

  • Urban