Substance Abuse Prevention
Effective School-Based Programs
The reality of substance use among our youth is still very striking. The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism identified alcohol as the primary psychoactive substance used by U.S. youth. Inhalant use among 8th graders has shown a dramatic increase. Although illicit drug use seems to have decreased in recent years, prescription drug use and abuse remains high. This chapter focuses one of the most promising substance abuse prevention programs to date, the Life Skills Training (LST) program. This program spans three grades for students, the first of which is intended to provide the foundation materials, and the last two of which are meant as “booster sessions” and are intended to maintain the progress made in the first year. Research has supported the effectiveness of this model, which continues to have positive study outcomes.
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