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ERIC Number: EJ1006573
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 27
ISSN: ISSN-1086-4385
Peer Influence and Recovery
Collier, Crystal; Simpson, Shelly; Najera, John; Weiner, Lauren
Prevention Researcher, v19 n5 p6-8 2012
Research has shown that peer influence can be negative, by increasing the likelihood that a youth will engage in high-risk behaviors and make risky decisions. However, peer influence can also be positive and protect a youth from these same high-risk activities. This article examines the extent of peer influence and then describes the Alternative Peer Group (APG) model. The APG model provides a number of recovery support services, ranging from 12-step meetings, to psychosocial education for youth and their parents. However, the most important component is the use of a positive peer group to promote and support recovery. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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