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Evidence-Based Resource Summary

Strength of Evidence: 
4 out of 4
4 out of 4
Year Published: 

Brief School-Based Interventions and Behavioral Outcomes for Substance-Using Adolescents

Description of Resource: 
This systematic review looked at the effects of brief school-based interventions for substance use and substance-related problem behaviors among adolescents. Results from the 6 studies identified found that adolescents who received a brief face-to-face intervention generally reduced their alcohol and cannabis use more than adolescents who received no intervention. However, adolescents who received a brief intervention did not seem to reduce their alcohol and cannabis use compared to adolescents who received information-only interventions.

Evidence-Based Resource Details

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Developed By: 
Cochrane Library
Developer Type: 
Non-Federal Government
Healthy People 2020 Topic Area(s): 
Educational and Community-Based Programs
Healthy People 2020 Objectives: 
Resource Type: 
Systematic Review
Carney T, Myers BJ, Louw J, Okwundu CI. Brief school-based interventions and behavioral outcomes for substance-using adolescents. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2016, Issue 1. Art. No.: CD008969. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD008969.pub3. Available from: