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Kavirajan, Harish . (2019) Clinical question: How does implementation of a family‐based prevention program compare with no intervention or an adolescent‐based program provided only to prevent or reduce alcohol use in adolescents? Wiley. Cochrane Clinical Answers

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

Family‐based prevention programs may have little to no effect on reducing alcohol use in adolescents, but clinical trial evidence is of low certainty. Clinical trials vary considerably both in type (universal, selective, indicated) and duration of family interventions and comparisons assessed.

Subgroup analyses examining results by intervention type are generally consistent with the main results, except for small benefit of a universal family‐based intervention for reducing the volume of alcohol consumption. No RCTs assessed adverse effects of the interventions.


Item Type:Evidence resource
Drug Type:Alcohol
Intervention Type:AOD disorder, AOD prevention, AOD disorder harm reduction
Date:20 August 2019
Publisher:Wiley
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Subjects:A Substance use, abuse, and dependence > Prevalence > Substance use behaviour > Alcohol consumption
B Substances > Alcohol
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Prevention outcome
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Prevention approach > Family-focused prevention
L Social psychology and related concepts > Marital relations > Family and kinship > Family relations > Family role
N Communication, information and education > Recommendations or guidelines > Practice / clinical guidelines
T Demographic characteristics > Adolescent / youth (teenager / young person)
T Demographic characteristics > Doctor
T Demographic characteristics > Prevention worker

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