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Prevention Strategies for Substance Misuse Harm Reduction A Review of Clinical Evidence

Last updated: January 6, 2012
Project Number: RC0316-000
Product Line: Rapid Response
Research Type: Other Diagnostics
Report Type: Summary with Critical Appraisal
Result type: Report

Question

  1. What is the clinical evidence for evidence based prevention strategies to reduce harms relating to the misuse of alcohol, marijuana and illegal drugs?

Key Message

Family, parental, and school-based educational programs have shown a positive impact on substance misuse in children and adolescents. Social norms and other computer based interventions may be effective in reducing alcohol misuse in adults.