<h1 class='title'>What is Prevention?</h1>

What is Prevention?

What is the Strategic Prevention Framework?

SAMHSA’s Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF) is a planning process for preventing substance use and misuse.

The five steps and two guiding principles of the SPF offer prevention professionals a comprehensive process for addressing the substance misuse and related behavioral health problems facing their communities. The effectiveness of the SPF begins with a clear understanding of community needs and involves community members in all stages of the planning process.

The steps of the SPF include:

The SPF also includes two guiding principles:

Source: SAMHSA