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Brief school-based interventions and behavioural outcomes for substance-using adolescents

Okwundu, Charles I. ; Louw, Johann ; Myers, Bronwyn J. ; Carney, Tara (2016-01-20)

CITATION: Carney, T. et al. 2016. Brief school-based interventions and behavioural outcomes for substance-using adolescents. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 1:CD008969, doi:10.1002/14651858.CD008969.pub3.

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Background: Adolescent substance use is a major problem in and of itself, and because it acts as a risk factor for other problem behaviours. As substance use during adolescence can lead to adverse and often long-term health and social consequences, it is important to intervene early in order to prevent progression to more severe problems. Brief interventions have been shown to reduce problematic substance use among adolescents and are especially useful for individuals who have moderately risky patterns of substance use. Such interventions can be conducted in school settings. This review set out to evaluate the effectiveness of brief school-based interventions for adolescent substance use. Objectives: To evaluate the effectiveness of brief school-based interventions in reducing substance use and other behavioural outcomes among adolescents compared to another intervention or assessment-only conditions.

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