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

  • Uses interactive methods

  • Teach and practice specific

         social and resistance skills

  • Involves friends, family and community


Virginia Commonwealth University

School of Social Work

Innovation in Child and Family Wellness Research Group

1000 Floyd Avenue 

Richmond, VA 23284

Email: ubet@vcu.edu

Call: 804-827-0156

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