IMPACT aims to base all of its efforts on the best and most current research that is being conducted both locally and internationally. A lot of research has been done on preventing and reducing problematic drug use in youth, especially in the last three decades. Though this research has been neither perfect nor exhaustive, we believe it is wise for us to make it the foundation of the work that we do.

While there is still plenty to learn about the complex issues surrounding youth substance use, substance abuse and addiction, in this section of our website we aim to introduce the community to what we do know and believe.

Here you will find information about drug use and treatment, and of interest to drug users, to parents and guardians of youth who may be involved with drugs, and to youth affected by the drug use of friends and family.