COLEF's Diálogos desde la frontera features Mantente REAL

Dr. Flavio Marsiglia was recently featured on Diálogos desde la Frontera  to discuss the “keepin it REAL” substance abuse program with Baja California’s Colegio de la Frontera. Known as “Mantente REAL” in Mexico, our team has developed the program to help delay and reduce substance abuse among adolescents. The concept is to promote abstinence by providing resistance skills and leveraging the strategies in the “REAL” acronym—refuse, explain, avoid and leave. While the program started in the U.S., it is being tested in other countries. Pilot research has been ongoing in Mexico’s largest cities of Guadalajara, Mexico City, and Monterrey and is now expanding to other regions to gauge its efficacy.