Preventure is a prevention and education program that uses personality testing to identify, understand, and stop youth and teenagers from engaging in destructive behaviors, and to strengthen mental wellbeing and skill development.
Personality Testing that Predicts Teenage Behavior
Preventure incorporates motivational interviewing and cognitive behavioral therapy to help adolescents better understand and manage the aspects of their personalities associated with risky behaviors and substance abuse. Preventure helps youths to:
- Learn better coping mechanisms
- Weigh the consequences of their actions
- Make healthy decisions
- Set long-term goals
A Preventative Approach with a Global Reach
Originally developed in 2003 at the University of Montreal, Preventure is one of the most in-depth youth wellbeing programs available. Implemented around the world, Overdose Lifeline Inc. is the only organization in the US licensed to train Preventure facilitators.
The Preventure program was originally developed and tested by Dr. Patricia Conrod, Professor of psychiatry at the University of Montreal, Canada. Preventure focuses on at-risk youth and introduces motivational pathways and coping skills based on the individual’s personality profile.
Overdose Lifeline, Inc. is the only official provider of Preventure training and implementation in the United States. Overdose Lifeline, Inc. is a nonprofit organization dedicated to prevention, advocacy, education, harm reduction, and support.
Preventure is recognized by public and private sector organizations worldwide. The program has identified as an evidence-based program by a number of national registries of evidence-based programs and practices, including: