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Foxcroft, David and Tsertsvadze, Alexander [The Cochrane Library] . (2011) Universal multi-component prevention programs for alcohol misuse in young people. London: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 9 DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD009307

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Universal multi-component alcohol misuse prevention for young people can be effective

We conducted a Cochrane systematic review of 20 randomised controlled trials that examined the effectiveness of universal multi-component programs for the prevention of alcohol misuse in young people. Multi-component prevention programs are defined as those prevention efforts that deliver interventions in multiple settings, for example in both school and family settings, typically combining school curricula with a parenting intervention.

A majority of the studies included in this review reported positive effects of multi-component programs for the prevention of alcohol misuse in young people, with effects persisting into the medium- and longer-term. But a notable proportion of trials reported no statistically significant effects. In seven studies we were able to assess the impact of single versus multiple components, and only 1 out of the 7 studies clearly showed a benefit of components delivered in more than one setting.

In conclusion, there is some evidence that multi-component interventions for alcohol misuse prevention in young people can be effective. However, there is little evidence that interventions with multiple components are more effective than interventions with single components.


Item Type:Evidence resource
Publication Type:Review
Drug Type:Alcohol
Intervention Type:AOD prevention
Source:The Cochrane Library
Date:2011
Publisher:John Wiley & Sons, Ltd
Place of Publication:London
Volume:9
EndNote:View
Accession Number:HRB (Not in collection)
Subjects:T Demographic characteristics > Adolescent / youth (teenager / young person)
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Prevention approach
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Basic prevention categories > Universal prevention
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Prevention programme or service
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Prevention by sponsor or setting
A Substance use, abuse, and dependence > Substance related societal (social) problems > Underage drinking
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Prevention outcome
G Health and disease > Substance use disorder > Alcohol use
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Substance use prevention

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