Prevention

The long‐term effectiveness of universal, selective and combined prevention for alcohol use during adolescence: 36‐month outcomes from a cluster randomized controlled trial

Citation
Slade T, Newton NC, Mather M, Barrett EL, Champion KE, Stapinski L, Conrod PJ, Teesson M. The long‐term effectiveness of universal, selective and combined prevention for alcohol use during adolescence: 36‐month outcomes from a cluster randomized controlled trial. Addiction. 2021 Mar;116(3):514-24.
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Open Access article on a four arm cluster randomized trial of school-base alcohol prevention strategies demonstrated that both universal and selective methods improved outcomes compared to control.

College Students’ Perspectives on an Alcohol Prevention Programme and Student Drinking

Citation
Calnan S, Davoren MP. College students’ perspectives on an alcohol prevention programme and student drinking – A focus group study. Nordic Studies on Alcohol and Drugs. April 2021. doi:10.1177/14550725211007078

There are a number of interventions designed to reduce harmful levels of alcohol consumption among college students.

In order to design effective programmes, it is important to understand the attitude of students towards these kinds of interventions.

The Youth in Iceland Model (YiIM) in Scotland

The Youth in Iceland Model (YiIM, also known as ‘Planet Youth’) is a community-based approach aiming to prevent young people’s substance use through reducing risk factors and increasing protective factors. A new team, based in Dundee, Scotland, aim to review the scientific evidence, including that gained first-hand, for YiIM’s applicability to Dundee, gain an in-depth understanding of how the model could be implemented/adapted locally, and make recommendations. Here, you can find information and resources about

Contribution of Sport and Sport-based Interventions to Substance Use Prevention

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UNODC

Building on the UNODC Global Initiative on Youth Crime Prevention through Sport and its Line Up Live Up programme, the UNODC/WHO International Standards on Drug Use Prevention, and relevant research on the contribution of sport to healthy youth development and wellbeing, skills and learning, this event aims to discuss the evidence on sport as a tool for substance use prevention and present promising case studies.

SPR Advocacy Committee Town Hall Event

Online,

The field of prevention science is dedicated to translating research into effective programs, practices, and policies – but for many prevention scientists, the world of policymaking and prevention advocacy is unknown territory.