Volume 13, Issue 2 (1984)
Adolescent Social Drug Use: School Prevention Program
Herbert H. Severson
ABSTRACT: This article reviews social drug use by adolescents and provides information on school-based prevention programs. Commonalities in initiation and use of alcohol, cigarettes, marijuana,and chewing tobacco are described. A review of school prevention programs shows promise that adolescent use and abuse of these drugs can be affected. Empirically assessed smoking prevention programs provide a model for school interventions. Prevention programs which have social skills training as a central component appear effective in reducing use of alcohol,cigarettes, and marijuana. The school psychologist can be involved in school prevention efforts by facilitating school prevention programs, referral to other professionals, treatment,and getting parents involved in prevention.
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