ERIC Number: ED428157
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Beyond Anecdote: Using Local Indicators To Guide Your Community Strategy To Reduce Substance Abuse. Monthly Action Kit. Special 1999 Issue.
Join Together, Boston, MA.
This Monthly Action Kit introduces some approaches to defining local substance abuse indicators and provides ideas on how to measure them. The kit also contains examples of what some communities are doing to measure their local progress. A few indicators worth considering are outlined with suggestions about what to measure, where to find the data, and how to interpret it. The featured indicators are: (1) alcohol outlets; (2) people in treatment; and (3) substance use arrests. The kit also offers a sampling of resources and websites to contact for additional information. The key findings from a survey on promising strategies to combat substance abuse are highlighted. (SLD)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Join Together, Boston, MA.