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NCJ Number: NCJ 241875     Find in a Library
Title: Effects of Interventions to Prevent Substance Use Among Adolescents: A Systematic Review
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Author(s): Suyen Karki ; Anna-Maija Pietila ; Helena Länsimies-Antikainen ; Pirjo Varjoranta ; Marjatta Pirskanen ; Eila Laukkanen
  Journal: Journal of Child & Adolescent Substance Abuse  Volume:21  Issue:5  Dated:November - December 2012  Pages:383 to 413
Date Published: 11/2012
Page Count: 31
  Annotation: This review describes and evaluates the effects of interventions used for preventing or reducing substance use among adolescents under 18 years of age.
Abstract: The aim of this systematic review is to describe and evaluate the effects of interventions used for preventing or reducing substance use among adolescents under 18 years of age. Studies (N = 27) available in CINAHL and PubMed from 2007 to 2010 were included. Results showed that family-based interventions and combined interventions have significant outcomes for substance use among adolescents. Similarly, school-based interventions were effective in providing knowledge about substance use, which eventually reduced the substance use. Further research should be conducted in different cultures as well as on computer-based interventions targeting both genders. Abstract published by arrangement with Taylor and Francis.
Main Term(s): Adolescents at risk
Index Term(s): Drug prevention programs ; Drug use ; Intervention ; Alcohol abuse ; Alcohol abuse prevention ; Finland
Sponsoring Agency: Finland Ministry of Social Affairs and Health
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Country: United States of America
Language: English ; Slovene
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