Preventing Adolescent Substance Abuse

Lessons from the Project ALERT Program

Published in: Social Programs that Work / Edited by Jonathan Crane (New York: Russell Sage Foundation, 1998), Chapter 8, p. 201-224

Posted on on December 31, 1997

by Phyllis L. Ellickson

This chapter describes the lessons that project ALERT has to teach about what kind of program can effectively curb substance abuse, for whom it is effective, and how long program benefits last with and without reinforcement.

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