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[Drug and Alcohol Findings] (2017) Intervention targets personality traits of high-risk London pupils. London: Drug and Alcohol Findings. Drug and Alcohol Findings Bulletin (5 May 2017) 5 p.

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School staff trained to deliver personality-targeted substance use interventions to London high school pupils – effectively delaying cannabis use among a subset (those identified as ‘sensation-seekers’).

Key points from summary and commentary
• The Adventure Trial tested the impact of personality-relevant coping skills on cannabis use among London high school pupils.
• High-risk young people were allocated to receive an intervention matched to their specific vulnerabilities (‘hopelessness’, ‘anxiety-sensitivity’, ‘impulsivity’, or ‘sensation-seeking’).
• Cannabis use was effectively delayed only among a subset – those identified as ‘sensation-seekers’


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