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Influence of a Substance-abuse-prevention Curriculum on Violence-related Behavior

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Abstract:

Objective: To test the impact of a school-based substance-abuse-prevention program, Project Towards No Drug Abuse (TND), on risk for violence. Methods: Logistic regression analyses tested whether victimization, perpetration, or weapon carrying differed for intervention students relative to control students within a sample of 850 continuation high school students followed over 12 months. Results: We observed a higher risk for victimization (OR=1.57) among male control students. No intervention effect was observed for female students or for perpetration among males. Conclusion: The findings provide limited support for a generalization of TND's preventive effect.

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.5993/AJHB.26.2.3

Affiliations: 1: Division of Violence Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 2: Institute for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research, Department of Preventive Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA.

Publication date: 2002-03-01

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