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ERIC Number: EJ1022864
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Dec
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0090-1482
School-Based Drug Abuse Prevention Programs in High School Students
Sharma, Manoj; Branscum, Paul
Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, v57 n3 p51-65 Dec 2013
Drug abuse, or substance abuse, is a substantial public health problem in the United States, particularly among high school students. The purpose of this article was to review school-based programs implemented in high schools for substance abuse prevention and to suggest recommendations for future interventions. Included were English language publications indexed in PubMed, CINAHL, or ERIC databases, between 2005 to November 2012, involving high school settings focused on prevention of drugs, and using a quantitative design for evaluation. A total of 18 studies met the criteria with 12 different interventions. Seven interventions were able to demonstrate statistically significant changes from before, to after the intervention, with regard to substance use. Recommendations for future interventions have been presented.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Information Analyses
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
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