As the nation's drug crisis has deepened, public and private agencies have invested huge sums of money in prevention efforts. Are the resulting programs effective? What do we need to know to make them more effective? This book provides a comprehensive overview on what we know about drug abuse prevention and its effectiveness, including:
This volume offers provocative findings on the connection between low self-esteem and drug use, the role of schools, the reality of changing drug use in the population, and more.
Preventing Drug Abuse will be indispensable to anyone involved in the search for solutions, including policymakers, anti-drug program developers and administrators, and researchers.
Table of Contents
|1 Illicit Drug Use in the United States||9-44|
|2 Concepts of Prevention||45-75|
|3 Evaluating Prevention Program Effects||76-118|
|Appendix: Community Settings and Channels for Prevention||119-154|
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