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dc.contributor.authorChristodoulou, Nikos G.
dc.date.accessioned2019-09-26T14:59:11Z
dc.date.available2019-09-26T14:59:11Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.identifier.citationSingh, S., Balhara, Y. P. S., Gupta, P. & Christodoulou, N. G. (2019). Primary and secondary prevention strategies against illicit drug use among adults aged 18-25: a narrative review. Australasian Psychiatry, 28 (1), pp. 84-90.en
dc.identifier.other10.1177/1039856219875048
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12904/5442
dc.description.abstractOBJECTIVESWe reviewed the literature for preventive programs against illicit drug use that specifically target adults aged 18-25 (i.e. emerging adults).METHODSNarrative review of preventive programs that have a high strength of recommendation according to the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) grading system.RESULTSPrevention programs that met the criteria are school and college based, family-based, community based, peer-led, workplace-based, and technology-based interventions. They target the known modifiable risk factors associated with illicit drug use among adolescents and young adults.CONCLUSIONThe preventive programs we reviewed are utilizing evidence-based strategies for the prevention of illicit drug use. Further research is needed to formulate new and effective preventive strategies for the reduction of illicit drug use by emerging adults.
dc.description.urihttps://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/1039856219875048en
dc.subjectStreet drugsen
dc.titlePrimary and secondary prevention strategies against illicit drug use among adults aged 18-25: a narrative reviewen
dc.typeArticleen
html.description.abstractOBJECTIVESWe reviewed the literature for preventive programs against illicit drug use that specifically target adults aged 18-25 (i.e. emerging adults).METHODSNarrative review of preventive programs that have a high strength of recommendation according to the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) grading system.RESULTSPrevention programs that met the criteria are school and college based, family-based, community based, peer-led, workplace-based, and technology-based interventions. They target the known modifiable risk factors associated with illicit drug use among adolescents and young adults.CONCLUSIONThe preventive programs we reviewed are utilizing evidence-based strategies for the prevention of illicit drug use. Further research is needed to formulate new and effective preventive strategies for the reduction of illicit drug use by emerging adults.


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