Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Substance abuse--Prevention--Study and teaching (Secondary);
Because of the prevalence and serious consequences of adolescent substance abuse, it is necessary to review programming for prevention. Progress has been made in identifying effective prevention methods. However, there is a gap between what research has shown to be effective and the methods commonly used in most schools.
The purpose of this paper is to review existing literature and research on substance abuse prevention for adolescents. The following research questions were addressed: How prevalent is adolescent substance abuse? What specific factors put an adolescent at risk for substance abuse? Why are some programs considered ineffective? What components make an effective substance abuse prevention program? What are the limitations and strengths of previous adolescent substance abuse prevention studies? Examining these questions will lead to implications for future research and school psychology.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts in Education
Department of Educational Psychology and Foundations
Donald W. Schmits
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©2002 Kristina Lorenzen
Lorenzen, Kristina, "School-based prevention of adolescent substance abuse" (2002). Graduate Research Papers. 1114.