Preventing Drug Abuse: What Do We Know? / Edition 1

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As the nation's drug crisis has deepened, public and private agencies have invested huge sums of money in prevention efforts. Are the resulting programs effective? What do we need to know to make them more effective? This book provides a comprehensive overview on what we know about drug abuse prevention and its effectiveness, including
  • Results of a wide range of antidrug efforts.
  • The role and effectiveness of mass media in preventing drug use.
  • A profile of the drug problem, including a look at drug use by different population groups.
  • A review of three major schools of prevention theory--risk factor reduction, developmental change, and social influence.
  • An examination of promising prevention techniques from other areas of health and human services.
This volume offers provocative findings on the connection between low self-esteem and drug use, the role of schools, the reality of changing drug use in the population, and more.
Preventing Drug Abuse will be indispensable to anyone involved in the search for solutions, including policymakers, antidrug program developers and administrators, and researchers.

This new book provides a comprehensive overview of what we know about drug prevention and its effectiveness, including results of a wide range of antidrug efforts; a profile of the drug problem; an examination of promising prevention techniques from other areas of health and human services; and more. Index. Approx.

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A comprehensive overview of what is known about drug abuse prevention and its effectiveness. Includes the results of a wide range of efforts, a profile of the problem, and a look at drug use in different population groups. Details the three main approaches--reducing the risk factor, developmental change, and social influence--and examines promising approaches from other areas of health and human services. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780309046275
  • Publisher: National Academies Press
  • Publication date: 1/1/1993
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 176
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

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