Accession Number : ADA257821


Title :   Drug Prevention in Junior High: A Multi-Site Longitudinal Test


Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA


Personal Author(s) : Ellickson, Phyllis L ; Bell, Robert M


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a257821.pdf


Report Date : Mar 1990


Pagination or Media Count : 10


Abstract : Results from a longitudinal experiment to curb drug use during junior high indicate that education programs based on a social-influence model can prevent or reduce young adolescents' use of cigarettes and marijuana. This multi-site experiment involved the entire seventh-grade cohort of 30 junior high schools drawn from eight urban, suburban, and rural communities in California and Oregon. Implemented between 1984 and 1986, the curriculum's impact was assessed at 3-, 12-, and 15-month follow-ups. The program, which has positive results for both low- and high-risk students, was equally successful in schools with high and low minority enrollment. However, the program did not help previously confirmed smokers and its effects on adolescent drinking were short-lived.


Descriptors :   *EDUCATION , *NARCOTICS , *DRUG ABUSE


Subject Categories : Psychology


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE