Rise Above lessons are based on scientific evidence to help teens live a drug-free life.
Adolescent substance use is highly prevalent.
10.5% of middle school students and 27.5% of high school students reported electronic cigarette use or vaping in 2018
Source: 2019 National Youth Tobacco Survey
Rise Above utilizes promising strategies and practices that have been proven effective through rigorous evaluation...
Provide facts about drugs
and their effects
Teach and practice specific
social and resistance skills
Uses interactive methods
Involves friends, family and community
RISE ABOVE Program
Virginia Commonwealth University
School of Social Work
1000 Floyd Avenue
Richmond, VA 23284
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