Objectives. This study investigated the secondary prevention effects of a substance abuse primary prevention program. Methods. Logistic regression analyses were conducted on 4 waves of follow-up data from sixth- and seventh- grade baseline users of cigarettes, alcohol, and marijuana taking part in a school-based program in Indianapolis. Results: The program demonstrated significant reductions in cigarette use at the initial follow-up (6 months) and alcohol use at the first 2 follow-ups (up to 1.5 years). Models considering repeated measures also showed effects on all 3 substances. Conclusions. Primary prevention programs are able to reach and influence high-risk adolescents in a non-stigmatizing manner.
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- Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health