Effectiveness of a pragmatic school-based universal resilience intervention in reducing tobacco, alcohol and illicit substance use in a population of adolescents: cluster-randomised controlled trial

  title={Effectiveness of a pragmatic school-based universal resilience intervention in reducing tobacco, alcohol and illicit substance use in a population of adolescents: cluster-randomised controlled trial},
  author={Rebecca Kate Hodder and Megan Freund and Jennifer A. Bowman and Luke Wolfenden and Elizabeth Campbell and Julia Dray and Christophe Lecathelinais and Christopher Oldmeadow and John Richard Attia and John Henry Wiggers},
  journal={BMJ Open},
Objectives Initiation of tobacco, alcohol and illicit substance use typically occurs during adolescence, with the school setting recommended to reduce adolescent substance use. Strengthening individual (eg, problem solving) and environmental (eg, caring relationships at school) resilience protective factors of adolescents has been suggested as a strategy for reducing substance use by adolescents; however, few studies have examined this potential. A study was conducted to investigate the… 
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