Prevention Program Curbs Substance Abuse In Teens

A new study found that university designed prevention program successfully reduced delinquent behavior and substance abuse among teens.

According to the findings in Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, Care prevention systems employed in dozen small mid-size towns in seven states, reduced alcohol use in teens by almost a quarter.teen alcohol abuse

Binge drinking was nearly slashed down to 37% and usage of smokeless tobacco was reduced almost to 50%.

J. David Hawkins, founding director of the Social Development Research Group at the University of Washington in Seattle, lead author and co-developer of the program, says that the study clearly indicates that it is possible to prevent adolescent risk behaviors in community wide by using care prevention system.

Source: HealthDay

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