Multi-component prevention programs for alcohol misuse in young people — evidence summary

Summary of the evidence

Rating:
Likely to be beneficial

Multi-component prevention programs (intervention delivered in more than one setting) have shown in a systematic review (Foxcroft et al., 2011) of 20 RCTs to be effective in:

  • reducing alcohol misuse in adolescents (12 of the 20 trials showed some evidence of effectiveness).

Details

Note: this evidence summary is only valid for the outcomes, target groups, settings and substances/patterns of use described below.

Name of response option:
Multi-component prevention interventions
Desired outcome(s):
reduce substance use
Area(s)
Prevention
Specific substance or pattern of use:
alcohol
Target group(s) or setting(s):
communities
families
school
young people

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