This article reports on the results of three successive surveys of fifth through twelfth grade students conducted over a five year period, 1986 through 1991.
During the time covered by the surveys, these adolescents were exposed to an eclectic variety of both school and community-based prevention and intervention programs.
The surveys indicate that younger students have increasingly delayed their entry into use of alcohol and other drugs ; older students also show some declines in use, comparable to those reported nationally, but heavy, regular use of both marijuana and alcohol persists as well among a substantial minority.
The article concludes with consideration of the perceived effectiveness of the community's prevention efforts, the justifications for these judgments, and the implications of these for further programming efforts.
Mots-clés Pascal : Alcoolisme, Toxicomanie, Prévention, Education sanitaire, Programme sanitaire, Efficacité, Enquête, Etude longitudinale, Adolescent, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Alcoholism, Drug addiction, Prevention, Health education, Sanitary program, Efficiency, Inquiry, Follow up study, Adolescent, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0085667
Code Inist : 002B18H05A. Création : 09/06/1995.