Evidence-based prevention: characteristics, impact, and future direction.

@article{Pentz2003EvidencebasedPC,
  title={Evidence-based prevention: characteristics, impact, and future direction.},
  author={Mary Ann Pentz},
  journal={Journal of psychoactive drugs},
  year={2003},
  volume={35 Suppl 1},
  pages={143-52}
}
Drug use has been gradually declining among early and mid-adolescents since 1997. The timing of the decline roughly matches the introduction and diffusion (spread) of evidence-based prevention to middle schools in the United States. Evidence-based prevention refers to prevention programs, strategies, and policies that have been rigorously tested under research conditions and found to be effective in changing adolescent drug use behavior and attitudes. Federal and state funding for prevention is… CONTINUE READING

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