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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 2001 PDF file 384Kb
Mailshot triggers reduced drinking among concerned problem drinkers

From Canada, the first study to find that using inexpensive mass communication methods to challenge false beliefs that most other people drink more can cut drinking among heavy drinkers, in this case only those already concerned about the risks.

STUDY 2001 PDF file 281Kb
Computerised feedback challenges belief that most drink more than me

Promising North American alcohol prevention programs exploit the interactivity of CD-ROMs or the internet to provide personalised feedback on (among other things) how the drinking of the the user compares to population norms.

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.

FOOL'S GOLD 1999 PDF file 381Kb
False dawn for drug-free schools in Taiwan

In Taiwan, under-resourced schools, pressured to make unrealistic drug use reductions, found that fiddling the figures was the only way to avoid being seen to fail. Public and politicians thought things were fine until researchers uncovered the truth.

STUDY 1999 PDF file 223Kb
Students respond to brief alcohol intervention

High risk US students selected on the basis of their drinking at school cut their drinking at college in response to a brief face-to-face motivational interview with individualised risk assessments.

STUDY 1999 PDF file 634Kb
Deviant drug use susceptible to education

California pupils refused entry to normal secondary schools (many used drugs and/or were high risk) substantially reduced their hard drug use in special schools allocated to a three-week curriculum tailored to their needs.

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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