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The DrinkThink screening and brief intervention for risky drinking was developed with young people (the intended beneficiaries), but not with professionals expected to deliver it. Despite the potential of the intervention, delivery was impaired by obstacles spanning training, working cultures, and attitudes about young people’s drinking.
REVIEW 2015 HTM file
Prevention of addictive behaviours
Based largely on existing reviews, this report for the German Federal Centre for Health Education comprehensively assesses substance use prevention approaches. Among its many conclusions are that approaches based solely on information provision are ineffective, in contrast to the more positive evidence for lifeskills and multi-component community programmes.
REVIEW 2014 HTM file
Interventions to reduce substance misuse among vulnerable young people
In this evidence update, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence assess new evidence relevant to its earlier public health guidance on interventions to reduce substance misuse among vulnerable young people.
Offering valuable clues to how best to do motivational interviewing, this London study of cannabis-using students found they were most likely to stop using after brief interventions which embodied the spirit of the approach and featured responses from the counsellor reflecting back and elaborating on the student's comments.
STUDY 2005 PDF file 156Kb
Preventive impact of computer simulations
US pre-teens 'prevented themselves' from going on to drink (and smoke or use cannabis) through computerised scenarios involving decisions over drinking, offering a way to introduce education and prevention in youth facilities without expert teaching staff.
STUDY 2005 PDF file 102Kb
Communities that Care aims for science-based community action
When the Communities that Care prevention methodology was tried in Britain, the existing community development infrastructure determined whether local coalitions could implement its risk profiling tools and effectively generate action to address identified risks.
STUDY 2005 PDF file 156Kb
High-risk youngsters respond to coherent, consistent and interactive after-school activities
Analyses of 48 US government-funded after-school and youth work projects for 9–18-year-olds at high risk of drug problems found that only interactive, well structured projects with supported and engaged staff curbed progression to more frequent substance use.
OFFCUT 2004 PDF file 104Kb
Positive Futures reconnects alienated British teenagers
The sports-based Positive Futures project aims to re-engage marginalised youngsters at risk of substance use problems in the most deprived or high-crime neighbourhoods in England and Wales. Early reports suggest this innovative Home Office initiative is working.
STUDY 2002 PDF file 226Kb
Drug-related youth work – it's not only about drugs
A rare independent evaluation of drug-related youth work in Britain stressed the importance of responding to the youngster's overall life situation. Paradoxically, in this arena drug problems are often best addressed by not addressing them directly.
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.
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