Project Towards No Drug Abuse: Generalizability to a General High School Sample

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Community and Global Health (CGU)

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Community Health | Medicine and Health Sciences | Mental and Social Health | Substance Abuse and Addiction


Objectives. We examined the generalizability of a successful classroom-based prevention program developed for youth at alternative high schools (high risk) to youth at general high schools.

Method. A replication of a previously tested prevention program in a general high school population was conducted with 1-year follow-up data. Classrooms within each of three schools were randomly assigned to two conditions, classroom education or standard care control.

Results. Statistically significant effects on alcohol and illicit drug use were achieved in this population through a 1-year period following the program, although effects were not achieved on cigarette smoking and marijuana use.

Conclusions. These results suggest that this program (Project Towards No Drug Abuse) has applicability to a wide range of older teens.

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© 2001 American Health Foundation and Academic Press