With widespread early success, Drug Courts are quickly gaining in popularity as a more effective alternative to dealing with drug offenders in communities across the United States.
The need for stronger emphasis on prevention programs throughout the country has been brought to light by a new study of school-age children who were prenatally exposed to cocaine or crack.
A number of influences, among them genetics, personality traits, family, peer group and community, can influence whether a child or adolescent will use drugs.
Projects to prevent binge drinking on college campuses, however noble their intent, cannot truly be effective when the surrounding environment fairly shouts, 'Just Do It.'
Community-based programs need to change the environment that impacts those at risk of substance abuse if their prevention efforts are to succeed.
Unlike many other school-based prevention programs, the Reconnecting At-Risk Youth Prevention Program (RY) is fully integrated into the school curriculum.
An overwhelming majority of Americans view underage drinking as a significant problem and support measures that would help reduce teen drinking, according to a new survey.
Twenty years of prevention research and practice show that effective programs share a definable set of key characteristics.
Research-based prevention programs could be integrated into managed behavioral health programs, but purchasers and managed-care firms have to be convinced that prevention is effective and cost-effective.
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