The Drug Abuse Resistance Education program is used in nearly 80% of the school districts in the United States, in 54 other countries around the world, and is taught to 36,000,000 students each year. Therefore, itâs important to know if this highly popular program is effective in reducing alcohol and drug use.
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A very practical guide to social norms marketing is Michael P. Haines' A Social Norms Approach to Preventing Binge Drinking at Colleges and Universities. Newton, Massachusetts: Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention, 1996.
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Liddle, HA. 2002. The Research Renaissance in Adolescent Substance Abuse Treatment. Connection, a publication of the Academy for Health Services Research and Health Policy.
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The social norms marketing technique has repeatedly proven effective in reducing the use and abuse of alcohol among young people. It's based on the fact that the vast majority of young people greatly exaggerate in their minds the quantity and frequency of drinking among their peers. Therefore, they tend to drink -- or drink more -- than they would otherwise, in an effort to "fit in."
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Clark, D.B. and Bukstein, O.G. 1998. Psychopathology in Adolescent Alcohol Abuse and Dependence. National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. Alcohol Health & Research World (22) 2: 117-121.
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Serious alcohol use among youth has significant neurological consequences. Alcohol damages areas of the brain responsible for learning and memory, verbal skills and visual-spatial cognition. , Diagnosticians often find that these skills in adolescents who drink are deficient in comparison to those who aren't drinking.