Literature Review
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Initiative Description: A systematic review of school-based cannabis and alcohol prevention programs targeting adolescents aged 10-15.

Study Results: Wide range programs that included anti-drug information with refusal skills, self-management skills and social skills training were the most effective programs for long-term reduction of cannabis and alcohol use in adolescents aged 10 to 15 years.

Reference: Lemstra, M., Bennett, N., Nannapaneni, U., Neudorf, C., Warren, L., Kershaw, T., & Scott, C. (2010). A systematic review of school-based marijuana and alcohol prevention programs targeting adolescents aged 10–15. Addiction Research & Theory, 18(1), 84-96.

Level of Evidence: 3 out of 5 stars Very Good