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Prevention Explainer Videos

Created by CAPP, as part of the Prevention TTASC project and funded through Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS), these explainer videos are free and available for use with your community or coalition.

Prevention Works!

The role of prevention in our everyday lives, and the successful outcomes of prevention efforts in Connecticut.

What is Polysubstance Misuse?

Understanding the term polysubstance misuse, and the consequences of simultaneous use of multiple drugs.

Youth Polysubstance Misuse

Youth and young adults in the U.S. represent about half of the nation's illicit drug users. This explainer explores the scope of the problem, consequences of drug misuse, and risk factors.


A look at the exploding marketing of CBD products, and the therapeutic claims associated with them.

The Impact of Substance Abuse on Veterans

Members of our armed services deserve the highest level of care. 

Veterans have more risk factors due to their service, and experience substance misuse and resulting consequences at higher rates than the general population. 

Mental Health and Substance Abuse: Co-Occurring Disorders

Mental Health and substance misuse disorders are a common health issues in the United States. This explainer looks at the scope of the issue, common behavioral symptoms and protective factors.

The Relationship of Addiction and the Criminal Justice System

85% of the U.S. prison population has an active substance misuse disorder. Learn how this happened and what can be done about it.

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