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Home + School Programs Modestly Slow Teen Prescription Drug Abuse

(2/21/2014)

Home + School Programs Modestly Slow Teen Prescription Drug Abuse
Psych Central
February 19, 2014

Teen prescription drug abuse programs have experienced mixed levels of effectiveness, ranging from big drops in drug abuse to no measurable effect. The finding comes from a study of 11,000 teenagers by researchers at Duke and Pennsylvania State universities. The best results came from pairing a school-based program with a home-based intervention, resulting in a 10 percent decrease in abuse rates. The six-year study is among the first to measure the success and cost-effectiveness of prescription drug abuse prevention efforts.

View the full article here: http://psychcentral.com/news/2014/02/19/home-school-programs-modestly-slow-teen-prescription-drug-abuse/66113.html

 


Keywords: home, school, programs, teen, prescription, drug, abuse



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