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Kavirajan, Harish (2016) Clinical question: Can brief school‐based interventions improve outcomes for substance‐using adolescents? Cochrane Clinical Answers .

URL: https://www.cochranelibrary.com/cca/doi/10.1002/cc...

Moderate‐quality evidence indicates that brief school‐based interventions (BIs) are no better than information provision in reducing drug use among substance‐using adolescents, while low‐quality evidence suggests that they outperform assessment‐only interventions. Since the available evidence is limited to six clinical trials of variable quality comprising a total of 1200 or so subjects, the negative findings may reflect lack of statistical power rather than absence of effect.


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