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NCJ Number: 159990 Find in a Library
Title: Drug Abuse Prevention in School Settings (From Drug Abuse Prevention With Multiethnic Youth, P 169-192, 1995, Gilbert J. Botvin et al, eds. - See NCJ 159983)
Author(s): G J Botvin
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 24
Sponsoring Agency: Sage Publications, Inc
Thousand Oaks, CA 91320
Sale Source: Sage Publications, Inc
2455 Teller Road
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United States of America
Type: Literature Review
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This review of research on drug prevention concludes that although considerable progress has been made in school- based drug prevention, more research is necessary with minority populations either to extend the work conducted so far or to identify new prevention approaches.
Abstract: During the past 15 years it has become clear that some of the most widely used prevention approaches are either ineffective or of unproven effectiveness. Notable among these are approaches relying on information about adverse consequences of drug abuse, affective education, and alternatives to drug use. More recent research has demonstrated the effectiveness of approaches that focus on psychosocial factors; these approaches emphasize the teaching of social resistance skills whether alone or combined with generic personal and social skills. Studies on these approaches have revealed that they can reduce drug use for up to 6 years. Although research has mainly used white, middle-class populations, a few studies indicate the usefulness of these approaches with inner-city minority populations consisting mainly of black and Hispanic youth. 57 references
Main Term(s): Drug prevention programs
Index Term(s): Juvenile drug use; Minorities; School delinquency programs
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