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Kavirajan, Harish [The Cochrane Library] . (2016) Clinical question: Can brief school‐based interventions improve outcomes for substance‐using adolescents? London: Wiley. 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.


Item Type:Evidence resource
Publication Type:Guideline
Drug Type:Alcohol or other drugs in general
Intervention Type:AOD disorder, AOD disorder treatment method, Education and training, Psychosocial treatment method
Source:The Cochrane Library
Date:22 July 2016
Publisher:Wiley
Place of Publication:London
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Subjects:HJ Treatment method > Psychosocial treatment method
HJ Treatment method > Psychosocial treatment method > Individual therapy > Brief intervention
HJ Treatment method > Treatment outcome
L Social psychology and related concepts > Social context > School context
N Communication, information and education > Education and training > Educational institution > School
N Communication, information and education > Educational environment (school / college) > Student behaviour and participation
N Communication, information and education > Recommendations or guidelines > Practice / clinical guidelines
T Demographic characteristics > Student (secondary level)

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