Which prevention programmes work best for prescription drug misuse? | Prevention Hub

This six year study of 11,000 teenagers aimed to measure the success and cost-effectiveness of prescription drug abuse prevention efforts. Researchers at Duke and Pennsylvania State universities found huge differences in the effectiveness of different programmes. As Prevention Hub has reported in several other prevention stories, the best results came from pairing a school-based programme with a home-based intervention. Given the role of home in this problem, it is maybe unsurprising that school based programmes alone were generally ineffective, although the authors highlight success for the  LifeSkills Training program, which teaches social skills that build competence and encourage assertiveness. This program was also the most cost-effective…

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