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NCJ Number: 195820 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: National Cross-Site Evaluation of High-Risk Youth Programs, Making Prevention Effective for Adolescent Boys and Girls: Gender Differences in Substance Use and Prevention: Monograph Series No.4
Author(s): J. Fred Springer Ph.D.; Soledad Sambrano Ph.D.; Elizabeth Sale Ph.D.; Rafa Kasim Ph.D.; Jack Hermann Ph.D.
Corporate Author: EMT Associates, Inc
Evaluation Management and Training
United States of America

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United States of America
Date Published: 2002
Page Count: 39
Sponsoring Agency: EMT Associates, Inc
Sacramento, CA 95827
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SAMHSA's National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information
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US Dept of Health and Human Services
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Contract Number: 277-95-5002
Publication Number: (SMA) 00-3375
Sale Source: SAMHSA's National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information
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Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Part of the series “Points of Prevention,” this monograph investigates gender differences in youth substance use and prevention.
Abstract: From the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention, the fourth monograph in the series “Points of Prevention,” discusses the issues of substance use and abuse, risk, protection, and gender. Data from the National Cross-Site Evaluation of High Risk Youth Programs study suggests gender differences in substance use and prevention. Following a comprehensive presentation of charts and graphs depicting gender differences in alcohol, tobacco, and marijuana use, this report argues that boys and girls respond to substance abuse prevention programs differently. While boys experience significant reductions in substance use following the completion of a substance abuse program, the benefits of such programs arise later for girls. This study further agues that female-only substance abuse programs are no more effective in reducing the rates of substance abuse than are mixed-gender programs and that girls report higher degrees of parental supervision than do boys. Figures, references
Main Term(s): Adolescents at risk; Gender issues; Program evaluation
Index Term(s): Alcohol abuse prevention; Alcoholism treatment programs; Drug prevention programs; Marijuana; Tobacco use
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