Prevention Efforts Focused on Youth Reduce Prescription Abuse into Adulthood

NIH-funded research shows effectiveness of community-based, substance abuse prevention interventions begun during middle school years. Middle school students from small towns and rural communities who received any of three community-based prevention programs were less likely to abuse prescription medications in late adolescence and young adulthood. The research was funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), NIAAA, and NIMH.

–National Institues of Health (NIH)

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