What Does It Take to Prevent Youth Substance Abuse?: MetroWest Youth Substance Abuse Prevention Initiative Final Report

By EDC

This report describes the highlights of EDCís six-year effort with 11 Greater Boston communities to prevent teen alcohol and drug abuse. The strategies the communities used were guided by research and adapted to fit their needs. Results include measureable decreases in teen alcohol use, increased community awareness and motivation to find solutions, greater use of research-based school prevention curriculum and effective community coalitions for sustainability. Several communities also received major additional funding to build on their efforts. The lessons learned from this experience may be beneficial to other communities engaging in youth substance abuse prevention.

Contact Info: Diane Barry (1-800-225-4276 x2303)

Published by: Education Development Center, Inc.

Download a copy of What Does It Take to Prevent Youth Substance Abuse?: MetroWest Youth Substance Abuse Prevention Initiative Final Report (PDF, 1.6 MB): http://www.hhd.org/sites/hhd.org/files/metrowest-final-report.pdf

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