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National Cross-Site Evaluation of High-Risk Youth Programs, Preventing Substance Abuse: Monograph Series No. 1

NCJ Number
J. Fred Springer Ph.D.; Soledad Sambrano Ph.D.; Elizabeth Sale Ph.D.; Rafa Kasim Ph.D.; Jack Hermann Ph.D.
Date Published
January 2002
32 pages
Part of the series “Points of Prevention,” this monograph focuses on the primary research findings from National Cross-Site Evaluation of High Risk Youth Programs.”
After introducing issues of substance abuse prevention and the high risk youth (HRY) program, this report, a contribution of the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention, presents the central aims of the evaluation project. Briefly discussing the major findings of the National Cross-Site Evaluation of High Risk Youth Programs, this report suggests that HRY substance abuse prevention programs significantly reduce and prevent rates of substance abuse, and gender, family, peers, school, community, and society all influence youth substance abuse. Through the use of graphs and charts, this report elaborates on each of this study’s major findings, concluding that alcohol, tobacco, and marijuana use are prevented and reduced in HRYs by science-based, community oriented, substance abuse programs. 14 Figures, 11 references