The mission of A Division for Advancing Prevention and Treatment (ADAPT) is to: 

Support integration of evidence-based or evidence-informed prevention programming into HIDTA communities.

Advance knowledge, skills, and quality outcomes related to prevention best practices for substance use.


1.Support the advancement of integrated prevention programs, practices, and strategies through provision of essential training and technical assistance services.

2.Promote public health and public safety collaboration in advancing substance use prevention.

3.Prepare the future public health and public safety workforces through student engagement in ADAPT operations and projects.

HIDTA Prevention

ADAPT supports the National High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) Program by operationalizing the National HIDTA Prevention Strategy. ADAPT assists HIDTAs with implementing and evaluating substance use prevention practices within their unique communities. ADAPT also keeps HIDTA communities up to date with advances in the prevention science. A variety of trainings and technical webinars to cultivate, nurture, and support hospitable systems for implementation are offered throughout the year.

Technical Assistance includes:

  1. Identification of substance use prevention evidence-based practices
  2. Training
  3. Implementation
  4. Evaluation
  5. Finance/budgeting
  6. Sustainability

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