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Title: Preventing Drug Use Among Children and Adolescents
Author(s): Z Sloboda; S L David
Date Published: 1997
Page Count: 45
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute on Drug Abuse
Bethesda, MD 20892-9561
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Publication Number: 97-4212
Sale Source: National Institute on Drug Abuse
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Type: Report (Study/Research)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This is an overview of the knowledge gained from the National Institute on Drug Abuse's prevention research, including suggestions on how the findings can be used to address local drug abuse problems.
Abstract: This document presents information on risk factors and preventive factors and how to use them to develop programs; on the highest-risk periods for drug use among youth; and how drug use starts and how it proceeds. The guide explains how community leaders can: assess the level of risk for drug abuse in the community; judge the effectiveness of current prevention efforts; motivate the community to take action and implement new prevention programs; be sure prevention strategies are in line with community needs; take a promising model program and implement it effectively; and evaluate their own progress and the progress against community drug problems. The document also describes some research-based drug abuse prevention programs, including Project STAR; a life skills training program; Seattle Social Development Project; several projects centering on families; and several programs focusing on adolescents. In addition, the document includes a list of resources. References
Main Term(s): Controlled Substances
Index Term(s): Community involvement; Community support; Drug abuse; Drug information; Juvenile drug abusers; Juvenile drug use; Juveniles; Operations research; Project STAR; Steroids
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