Conrod Venture Lab

The PreVenture program was originally developed and
tested by Dr. Patricia Conrod, Professor of Psychiatry
at the University of Montreal, Canada.

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About PreVenture

The PreVenture program was originally developed and tested by Dr. Patricia Conrod, Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Montreal, Canada.

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About Dr. Conrod

Dr. Patricia Conrod is a Clinical Psychologist and Professor of Psychiatry at Université de Montreal, as well as an associate member of the departments of Pediatrics and Neuroscience. She holds a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Preventative Mental Health and Addiction and the Fondation Julien/Jean et Marcelle Coutu philanthropic research chair in Social and Community Pediatrics and leads a multidisciplinary research team at CHU Sainte-Justine Mother and Child Hospital Centre in Montreal.

Dr. Conrod’s research focuses on causes and consequences of substance use and mental disorders from a developmental perspective. She developed the PreVenture program, a targeted drug and alcohol prevention program which was evaluated in multiple international trials and is now recognised as an evidence-based program in the U.S. Surgeon General’s Report on Addiction, and the UNODC’s International Guidelines on Drug Prevention.

She published over 200 peer-reviewed articles and is cited over 16,000 times in the scientific literature. Her publications are also widely covered in the media, including the New York Times, Wall St Journal, Financial Times, CNN, CBC, and BBC. She is Co-director of the Quebec Network on Suicide, Mood Disorders and Related Disorders, an associate editor of the Canadian Journal of Psychiatry, and director of a number of research consortia, including the ENIGMA Addiction consortium, the CIHR Canadian Cannabis and Psychosis Research Team (CCPRT), the Canadian Underage Substance Use Prevention (CUSP) team, the SSHRC UniVenture Partnership, and the CRISM-Health Canada Emerging Health Threat-At Risk User Research Team.

About Dr. Conrod

Dr. Patricia Conrod is a Clinical Psychologist and Professor of Psychiatry at Université de Montreal, as well as an associate member of the departments of Pediatrics and Neuroscience. She holds a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Preventative Mental Health and Addiction and the Fondation Julien/Jean et Marcelle Coutu philanthropic research chair in Social and Community Pediatrics and leads a multidisciplinary research team at CHU Sainte-Justine Mother and Child Hospital Centre in Montreal.

Dr. Conrod’s research focuses on causes and consequences of substance use and mental disorders from a developmental perspective. She developed the PreVenture program, a targeted drug and alcohol prevention program which was evaluated in multiple international trials and is now recognised as an evidence-based program in the U.S. Surgeon General’s Report on Addiction, and the UNODC’s International Guidelines on Drug Prevention.

She published over 200 peer-reviewed articles and is cited over 16,000 times in the scientific literature. Her publications are also widely covered in the media, including the New York Times, Wall St Journal, Financial Times, CNN, CBC, and BBC. She is Co-director of the Quebec Network on Suicide, Mood Disorders and Related Disorders, an associate editor of the Canadian Journal of Psychiatry, and director of a number of research consortia, including the ENIGMA Addiction consortium, the CIHR Canadian Cannabis and Psychosis Research Team (CCPRT), the Canadian Underage Substance Use Prevention (CUSP) team, the SSHRC UniVenture Partnership, and the CRISM-Health Canada Emerging Health Threat-At Risk User Research Team.

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Media Clips

What People Are Saying

“Having worked in the field of prevention and youth development for well over a decade, I have yet to experience such a powerful and inspiring intervention as PreVenture.”

Jennifer Pinto, Manager, Integrated Care Initiative
Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital (Plymouth, MA)

“PreVenture teaches our students how to cope and problem solve so they’re better equipped to make good choices, which puts them closer to reaching their long term goals.”

Elizabeth Forbes, School Psychologist & PreVenture Facilitator
Bowling Green City Schools (Kentucky)

“Schools are excited to get trained in this evidence-based program that is showing amazing outcomes.”

Angela Weidman, Public Health Director
Chippewa County (Wisconsin)

What People Are Saying

“Having worked in the field of prevention and youth development for well over a decade, I have yet to experience such a powerful and inspiring intervention as PreVenture.”

Jennifer Pinto, Manager, Integrated Care Initiative
Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital (Plymouth, MA)

“PreVenture teaches our students how to cope and problem solve so they’re better equipped to make good choices, which puts them closer to reaching their long term goals.”

Elizabeth Forbes, School Psychologist & PreVenture Facilitator
Bowling Green City Schools (Kentucky)

“Schools are excited to get trained in this evidence-based program that is showing amazing outcomes.”

Angela Weidman, Public Health Director
Chippewa County (Wisconsin)

Preventure Can Help

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    PREVENTURE CAN HELP

    Complete and submit the form below to receive our general information booklet, learn more about the PreVenture Program, its benefits, and how you can get involved.


      PreVenture is an evidence-based prevention program that uses personality targeted interventions to promote mental health and delay substance use among teens. As a strengths-based program, PreVenture workshops are designed to help students learn useful coping skills, set long term goals and channel their personality towards achieving those goals.

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      Email us at: ‍info@preventureprogram.com Call us at:
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      PreVenture is an evidence-based prevention program that uses personality targeted interventions to promote mental health and delay substance use among teens. As a strengths-based program, PreVenture workshops are designed to help students learn useful coping skills, set long term goals and channel their personality towards achieving those goals.

      We want to hear from you!
      Email us at: ‍
      info@preventureprogram.com
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