The present study examined the impact of Project DARE (Drug Abuse Resistance Education), a widespread drug-prevention program, 10 years after administration.
A total of 1,002 individuals who in 6th grade had either received DARE or a standard drug-education curriculum, were reevaluated at age 20.
Few differences were found between the 2 groups in terms of actual drug use, drug attitudes, or self-esteem, and in no case did the DARE group have a more successful outcome than the comparison group.
Possible reasons why DARE remains so popular, despite the lack of documented efficacy, are offered.
Mots-clés Pascal : Prévention, Efficacité, Programme éducatif, Consommation, Drogue illicite, Boisson alcoolisée, Tabac, Santé mentale, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Enfant, Homme, Age scolaire
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Prevention, Efficiency, Educational schedule, Consumption, Illicit drug, Alcoholic beverage, Tobacco, Mental health, United States, North America, America, Child, Human, School age
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0418158
Code Inist : 002B18H05A. Création : 22/03/2000.