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STUDY 2002 PDF file 173Kb
Growth in youth drinking curbed by correcting 'normative' beliefs

A sophisticated reanalysis of data from the US Adolescent Alcohol Prevention Trial confirmed that school lessons based on correcting 'normative beliefs' about how common substance use is among one's peers can retard growth in drinking.

STUDY 2002 PDF file 176Kb
Involving parents as well as children may improve drug prevention outcomes

A British study found some evidence that supplementing school and youth activities with community and parental components helped curb or reverse progression to more serious forms of drug use.

STUDY 2001 PDF file 255Kb
Initial outcomes from Australian alcohol harm reduction curriculum for secondary schools

Compared to controls, age-related increases in drinking among pupils who had already drunk alcohol (but only under adult supervision) were halved and the number of harms they experienced was a third as high.

LETTER 2001 PDF file 173Kb
DARE studies out of date and evaluate just one third of the programme

DARE (UK) Chief Executive expresses disappointment at the comment in Findings issue 5 that "Dominant among the non-interactive programmes [Nancy Tobler] helped expose as preventive failures is DARE".

STUDY 2001 PDF file 161Kb
The quality of substance use education in British schools

In Wales, England and Scotland, the impression given by tick-box statistical returns of the quality of school substance use education is questioned by studies which dig beneath the surface to find out what really is happening.

STUDY 2000 PDF file 559Kb
Education's uncertain saviour

A 20-year series of studies evaluating a relatively unsung US programme kept hopes alive that school lessons can prevent drug use. The work is impressive but is it convincing enough to salvage a prevention role for education?

STUDY 2000 PDF file 222Kb
Everyone is NOT doing it - important prevention message for early teens

A US alcohol education study distinguished by its long-term follow-up and its harm reduction objective found that school programmes can reduce excessive alcohol use among teenagers by correcting unrealistic beliefs about how normal drinking is.

STUDY 1999 PDF file 238Kb
Mixed results from UK pilot of US's most popular prevention programme

An evaluation of the police-led DARE (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) curriculum delivered to 10–11-year-old pupils found disappointing improvements in resistance skills but greater awareness of alcohol and tobacco as drugs.

REVIEW 1999 PDF file 342Kb
Teaching in the tender years

British review of primary school drug education concludes that long-term, intensive, interactive programmes involving parents and the wider community can have a worthwhile impact on later drug use.

DOCUMENT 1987 HTM file
High time for harm reduction

Impelled by the injecting-related AIDS crisis, Merseyside was where harm reduction in the UK first took root. From there in 1987 came this groundbreaking call for a turn away from what was seen as a failed attempt to prevent use to mitigating the harm. Expressed modestly as a “prudent” suggestion, with Russell Newcombe’s essay, “harm reduction” had come of age.

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