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  NCJ Number: NCJ 165583     Find in a Library
  Title: Preventing Drug Abuse Among Youth: An Overview of Community-, Family-, and School-Based Programs
  Document URL: HTML Text 
  Corporate Author: Eastern Kentucky University
United States of America

Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
US Dept of Justice
United States of America
  Date Published: 1997
  Series: OJJDP Teleconference Videotapes
  Annotation: This videotape presents a satellite teleconference sponsored by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention and focusing on risk factors for juvenile drug use and promising strategies for preventing it.
  Abstract: The teleconference presents the views of youths, school personnel, prevention specialists, researchers, the administrator of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, the director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse, and others. An overview notes that every family is vulnerable to drug abuse and that substance abuse among youth begins around ages 12 or 13 and typically follows a progressive path from the use of alcohol and tobacco to the use of marijuana and eventually to experimentation or regular use of other drugs. The risk factors for juvenile drug use have been identified. Promising strategies and programs to prevent juvenile drug use can be grouped into three areas: life skills training, programs to strengthen families, and community efforts against drugs.
  Main Term(s): Juvenile drug use
  Index Term(s): Drug abuse causes ; Juvenile delinquency factors ; Drug prevention programs ; Juvenile delinquency prevention ; Community crime prevention programs ; Family support ; Life skills training
  Sponsoring Agency: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
US Dept of Justice
United States of America
  Grant Number: 95-JN-MU-0001
  Sale Source: Juvenile Justice Clearinghouse/NCJRS
P.O. Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
  Type: Conference Material
  Country: United States of America
  Language: English
  Note: 110 minutes, VHS, color; Kit includes videotape and 10-page participant guide. OJJDP Satelite Teleconference Video Tape Series.
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