Community and Global Health (CGU)
Health Psychology | Substance Abuse and Addiction
Objective: To provide a review of the evidence from 3 experimental trials of Project Towards No Drug Abuse (TND), a senior high-school-based drug abuse prevention program.Methods: Theoretical concepts, subjects, designs, hypotheses, findings, and conclusions of these trials are presented. A total of 2,468 high school youth from 42 schools in southern California were surveyed.Results: The Project TND curriculum shows reductions in the use of cigarettes, alcohol, marijuana, hard drugs, weapon carrying, and victimization. Most of these results were replicated across the 3 trials. Conclusion: Project TND is an effective drug and violence prevention program for older teens, at least for one year follow-up.
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Sussman, S., Dent, C.W., & Stacy, A.W. Project Towards No Drug Abuse: A review of the findings and future directions. Am. J. Health Behav., 26(5), 354-365, 2002