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NCJ Number: 156975 Find in a Library
Title: Adolescent Substance Abuse: A Comprehensive Approach to Prevention Intervention
Journal: Journal of Child and Adolescent Substance Abuse  Volume:3  Issue:3  Dated:(1994)  Pages:33-58
Author(s): J S Wodarski; N J Smyth
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 26
Type: Survey
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article outlines a comprehensive approach to the prevention and reduction of adolescent substance abuse.
Abstract: The first section describes the extent and nature of adolescent substance use and abuse, based on current statistics. The second section discusses prevention and intervention strategies in terms of program-based primary and secondary efforts, including those that target high-risk youth, school-based and peer programs, and family intervention programs. Media and law enforcement approaches are the most popular types of community-wide prevention methods to drug prevention, but comprehensive community-based programs are showing some promise. Finally, the article discusses tertiary prevention, i.e., the treatment of adolescent substance abuse. 1 table, 1 note, and 76 references
Main Term(s): Drug prevention programs
Index Term(s): Juvenile drug use; Juveniles
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