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NCJ Number: 148094 Find in a Library
Author(s): L D Eigen; D W Rowden
Corporate Author: US Dept of Health and Human Services
SAMHSA Ctr for Substance Abuse Treatment
United States of America
Date Published: 1993
Page Count: 48
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
NCJRS Photocopy Services
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
SAMHSA's National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information
Rockville, MD 20852
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Admin (SAMHSA)
Rockville, MD 20857
US Dept of Health and Human Services
Rockville, MD 20857
Publication Number: DHHS-(SMA)93-2046
Sale Source: SAMHSA's National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information
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Rockville, MD 20852
United States of America

National Institute of Justice/
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United States of America

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Document: PDF
Type: Report (Technical Assistance)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This paper explains how prevention and treatment efforts have made major gains in reversing the trends toward more use of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs and recommends additional actions to improve prevention efforts.
Abstract: In 1979, 18 percent of all youths aged 12-17 used illicit drugs. In contrast, by 1991, only 7 percent were using illicit drugs. However, prevention efforts must continue because new young people continuously come into each age group, some youths have initiated drug use and require more intensive efforts, and some audiences are less at risk than others. The main prevention strategies include information dissemination, prevention education, alternative activities, problem identification and referral, community- based efforts, and an environmental approach focusing on written and unwritten community standards and attitudes. Studies on disapproval of drug use, cessation of use by those who have tried drugs, and other factors all indicate the effectiveness of prevention programs. Materials to assist in drug prevention efforts are available from the National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information. Tables, figures, and footnotes
Main Term(s): Drug prevention programs
Index Term(s): Services effectiveness
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