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Subst Use Misuse. 1998 Sep;33(11):2303-21.

Short- and long-term effects of a pilot prevention program to reduce alcohol consumption.

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  • 1Center for Drug Prevention and Health Promotion, College of Health, Department of Health Science, University of North Florida, Jacksonville 32224-2645, USA.


This study examined the effects of a brief, pilot alcohol prevention intervention for 211 disadvantaged 6th grade school children at posttest and 1-year follow-up. Process data indicated that the intervention was successfully implemented and well received by youth and parent/guardian participants. ANCOVA analyses indicated a significant difference on alcohol use frequency for drinking subjects at 1-month posttest, with less frequent use reported by intervention subjects than subjects receiving the minimal control materials, F(1,22) = 5.37, p = .03. No differences were found between intervention and control subjects on alcohol use measures at 1-year follow-up. Critical issues to be resolved related to the success of future prevention research and practice are discussed.

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