Welcome to PreVenture US

PreVenture is an evidence-based prevention program that uses personality targeted interventions to promote mental health and skill development and delay youth substance use. PreVenture is designed to help at-risk youth ages 12-17 learn useful coping skills, set long term goals, and channel their personality towards achieving them.

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PreVenture Results


Delayed Initiation & Reduced Frequency


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Reduced Risk Anxiety, Depression


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Personality Testing that Predicts Teenage Behavior

PreVenture incorporates motivational interviewing and cognitive behavioral therapy to help youth better understand and manage the aspects of their personalities associated with risky behaviors and substance use. PreVenture helps youths to:

  • Learn better coping mechanisms
  • Weigh the consequences of their actions
  • Make healthy decisions
  • Set long-term goals

The Program

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. Visit the official PreVenture website.


overdose lifeline logoOverdose Lifeline holds a license to train PreVenture facilitators and to implement the program in the US. See all programs by Overdose Lifeline.


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Training and implementation provided by Overdose Lifeline.

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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.

Visit the official PreVenture website

Overdose Lifeline, Inc. is an 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.

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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: