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Title: Understanding Substance Abuse Prevention: Toward the 21st Century: A Primer on Effective Programs
Author(s): Paul J. Brounstein Ph.D.; Janine M. Zweig Ph.D.
Corporate Author: CDM Group, Inc
United States of America
Date Published: 1999
Page Count: 86
Sponsoring Agency: CDM Group, Inc
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
SAMHSA Ctr for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality
Rockville, MD 20857
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Admin (SAMHSA)
Rockville, MD 20857
Contract Number: 277-94-3010;
Publication Number: (SMA)99-3301
Sale Source: SAMHSA Ctr for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality
1 Choke Cherry Road
Rockville, MD 20857
United States of America
Type: Program Description (Model)
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This is an overview of substance abuse prevention programs targeting high-risk youth.
Abstract: It is because of their perceived vulnerability and malleability that youth have been the focus of most substance use prevention and intervention programs. The volume discusses the background of substance abuse prevention programs targeting high-risk youth, the evolution of prevention theory and programming, risk-focused prevention and protective factors by domain. It also examines eight model programs: Across Ages; Child Development Project; Creating Lasting Connections; Dare To Be You; Greater Alliance of Prevention Systems; Residential Student Assistance Program; SMART Leaders; and Family Advocacy Network. A synthesis of effective prevention programs evaluates strategies, information dissemination, education, alternatives, problem identification and referral, community-based process and environmental approach. Each of the programs, in its own setting and in its own manner, promoted supportive and caring relationships between youth and members of their families, communities and peer groups. Each of the effective programs implemented multifaceted interventions targeting the specific needs of its audiences. And each of the programs was successful either in increasing the latency of first alcohol, tobacco and drug use, reducing the frequency of use or in effectively reducing risk factors and/or enhancing protective factors. References, figures, tables, appendixes
Main Term(s): Controlled Substances
Index Term(s): Alcohol abuse; Drug abuse; Drug abuse education; Drug prevention programs; Drug treatment programs; Educational courses; Juveniles; Program evaluation; Tobacco use
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