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NCJ Number: 235989 Find in a Library
Title: Preventing Drug Abuse: What Do We Know?
Corporate Author: National Research Council
United States of America
Editor(s): Dean R. Gerstein; Lawrence W. Green
Date Published: 1993
Page Count: 172
Sponsoring Agency: National Academies Press
Washington, DC 20001
National Institute on Drug Abuse
Bethesda, MD 20892-9561
National Research Council
Washington, DC 20001
Publication Number: ISBN 0-309-04627-0
Sale Source: National Academies Press
500 Fifth Street, N.W.
Keck 360
Washington, DC 20001
United States of America
Type: Issue Overview
Format: Book (Hardbound)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This book, Preventing Drug Abuse: What do we know?, presents a comprehensive overview of what is known about drug abuse prevention and its effectiveness.
Abstract: This book from the National Research Council presents the results of a project from the Council’s Committee on Drug Abuse Prevention Research. The intent of the project was to follow a research-oriented agenda examining topics of specific interest to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). The project’s research agenda included: assessing the theoretical basis for preventive interventions as derived from etiologic research; identifying which drug abuse prevention strategies have been adequately evaluated and found to be effective, non-effective, and counter-effective; assessing the practicality of effective strategies for use in wide-scale applications; and identifying which strategies have unknown effectiveness due to inadequate evaluations. The methodological issues evaluated under this project included identifying major design and methodology problems in existing prevention strategies, identifying possible approaches for correcting such problems in current and future research, and identifying minimum requirements for assessing effectiveness of prevention strategies. Figures, tables, appendix, references, and index
Main Term(s): Drug prevention programs
Index Term(s): Drug abuse; Drug abuse education; Drug treatment; Drug treatment programs; Drug use; Drug Use Indicators; Prevention and Education (drug)
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