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ERIC Number: EJ982913
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 31
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1067-828X
The Effects of Interventions to Prevent Substance Use among Adolescents: A Systematic Review
Karki, Suyen; Pietila, Anna-Maija; Lansimies-Antikainen, Helena; Varjoranta, Pirjo; Pirskanen, Marjatta; Laukkanen, Eila
Journal of Child & Adolescent Substance Abuse, v21 n5 p383-413 2012
The aim of this systematic review is to describe and evaluate the effects of interventions used for preventing or reducing substance use among adolescents under 18 years of age. Studies (N = 27) available in CINAHL and PubMed from 2007 to 2010 were included. Results showed that family-based interventions and combined interventions have significant outcomes for substance use among adolescents. Similarly, school-based interventions were effective in providing knowledge about substance use, which eventually reduced the substance use. Further research should be conducted in different cultures as well as on computer-based interventions targeting both genders. (Contains 1 table and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Finland