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: Very Good