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NCJ Number: 176246 Find in a Library
Title: Deviance and Deviants: Why Adolescent Substance Use Prevention Programs Do Not Work
Journal: Evaluation Review  Volume:17  Issue:5  Dated:October 1993  Pages:529-555
Author(s): J H Brown; J E Horowitz
Date Published: 1993
Page Count: 27
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The authors believe the effective prevention of drug and alcohol abuse among adolescents depends on an awareness and a proper understanding of adolescent patterns of substance experimentation, protective factor research, and the use of harm reduction models.
Abstract: Because the literature on juvenile drug use is considered flawed by a number of researchers, the authors take a social- historical approach in examining assumptions of researchers and program managers on the effectiveness of juvenile drug use research and programming. In drawing examples from some of the most influential research in the substance abuse field, consideration is paid to the community mental health movement as a precursor to juvenile risk factors, the link between juvenile drug use and juvenile delinquency, and community prevention programs. New directions and promising alternatives in drug prevention research are examined in relation to protective factors and the context of adolescent development and deviance. 80 references and 1 table
Main Term(s): Juvenile drug use
Index Term(s): Adolescents at risk; Alcohol-crime relationship; Alcohol-Related Offenses; Children at risk; Deviance; Drug prevention programs; Drug Related Crime; Drug research; Juvenile delinquency factors; Juvenile delinquency prevention programs; Juvenile drug abusers; Underage Drinking
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