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Document Number: 4922

Preventing Drug Use Among Children and Adolescents: A Research-Based Guide for Parents, Educators, and Community Leaders, Second Edition - This report provides guidance on information and design elements that prevention programs provided through families, schools or communities should incorporate. Offering background on the factors that place youth at risk for drug use, as well as when and how children begin using drugs, the authors propose guiding principles for communities to tailor the content, structure and delivery of drug-use programs for local needs, assess community need and readiness, and build public will to carry out and evaluate a research-based prevention program. Examples of research-based drug-abuse prevention programs geared to elementary, middle and high school students are provided, as are listings of relevant federal and private organizations and recommended readings. (Elizabeth B. Robertson, Susan L. David, and Suman A. Rao, National Institute on Drug Abuse, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, October 2003)...

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