Interventions for Adolescent Substance Abuse: An Overview of Systematic Reviews

  title={Interventions for Adolescent Substance Abuse: An Overview of Systematic Reviews},
  author={Jai Kumar Das and Rehana Abdus Salam and Ahmed B. Arshad and Yaron Finkelstein and Zulfiqar A Bhutta},
  booktitle={The Journal of adolescent health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine},
Many unhealthy behaviors often begin during adolescence and represent major public health challenges. Substance abuse has a major impact on individuals, families, and communities, as its effects are cumulative, contributing to costly social, physical, and mental health problems. We conducted an overview of systematic reviews to evaluate the effectiveness of interventions to prevent substance abuse among adolescents. We report findings from a total of 46 systematic reviews focusing on… CONTINUE READING
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