School-Based Drug Prevention: What Kind of Drug Use Does It Prevent? [NOOK Book]

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School-based drug prevention, popular with the public and politicians alike, is now a nearly universal experience for American youth. Analysis has shown that the best programs can reduce use of a wide range of substances. But questions remain regarding how to think about and, hence, fund, these programs. Should they be viewed principally as weapons in the war against illicit drugs, or, at the other extreme, do prevention programs benefit students and society most by reducing use of alcohol and tobacco? The ...
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School-Based Drug Prevention: What Kind of Drug Use Does It Prevent?

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Overview


School-based drug prevention, popular with the public and politicians alike, is now a nearly universal experience for American youth. Analysis has shown that the best programs can reduce use of a wide range of substances. But questions remain regarding how to think about and, hence, fund, these programs. Should they be viewed principally as weapons in the war against illicit drugs, or, at the other extreme, do prevention programs benefit students and society most by reducing use of alcohol and tobacco? The authors address these questions by comparing for the first time the social benefits of school-based prevention programs' long-run impacts on a diverse set of different substances.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780833033857
  • Publisher: RAND Corporation, The
  • Publication date: 7/31/2007
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 198
  • Sales rank: 1,149,103
  • File size: 7 MB

Table of Contents

Preface
Summary
Acknowledgments
Ch. 1 Introduction 1
Ch. 2 Social Benefit and Cost Results 11
Ch. 3 Lifetime Drug Consumption without Prevention 37
Ch. 4 School-based Prevention's Effectiveness at the End of the Program 55
Ch. 5 School-based Prevention's Effectiveness at Reducing Lifetime Drug Use 67
Ch. 6 Adjustments to Prevention's Effectiveness 87
Ch. 7 Social Costs of Drug Consumption 95
App. A Low, Medium, and High Estimates for the Ten Factors in the Prevention Model 113
App. B Recoding Consumption Values from the National Household Survey on Drug Abuse 117
App. C Program Descriptions 121
App. D Aggregating Program Effectiveness Data 127
App. E Program Effectiveness Decay 139
App. F Effects on Lifetime Consumption 155
Bibliography 165
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