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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’


Item Type:Evidence resource
Drug Type:Cannabis
Intervention Type:AOD disorder, AOD prevention, AOD disorder harm reduction
Source:Drug and Alcohol Findings
Date:May 2017
Pages:5 p.
Publisher:Drug and Alcohol Findings
Place of Publication:London
Number:5 May 2017
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Subjects:B Substances > Cannabis / Marijuana
F Concepts in psychology > Skills > Coping skills / Resilience
F Concepts in psychology > Emotion (anxiety, emotional pain)
F Concepts in psychology > Specific attitude and behaviour > risk-taking behaviour
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Risk and protective factors > Risk factors
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Risk and needs assessment > Risk assessment
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Prevention by sponsor or setting > School based prevention
T Demographic characteristics > Adolescent / youth (teenager / young person)
VA Geographic area > Europe > United Kingdom > England

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