School-based drug prevention : what kind of drug use does it prevent?

School-based drug prevention, popular with the public and politicians alike, is now a nearly universal experience for American youth. Analysis has shown that the best programs can reduce use of a wide range of substances. But questions remain regarding how to think about and, hence, fund, these prog...

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Main Author: Caulkins, Jonathan P.
Corporate Author: Rand Corporation
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Santa Monica, CA Rand 2002, 2002
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Summary:School-based drug prevention, popular with the public and politicians alike, is now a nearly universal experience for American youth. Analysis has shown that the best programs can reduce use of a wide range of substances. But questions remain regarding how to think about and, hence, fund, these programs. Should they be viewed principally as weapons in the war against illicit drugs, or, at the other extreme, do prevention programs benefit students and society most by reducing use of alcohol and tobacco?
Item Description:"MR-1459."
Physical Description:xxiii, 174 pages illustrations
ISBN:9780833030825
0833030825