This program contract provides partial support for a national conference to present the most successful prevention strategies and programs developed in research to prevent and reduce drug use among youth. The conference, sponsored by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, will provide an open forum where scientists, community leaders, educators, parents, the media, policy makers, and prevention practitioners can explore successful, science-based efforts that can be implemented in schools and communities nationwide. Senior scientists will present the key components of various prevention strategies that have been shown to be effective and community leaders and practitioners will have the opportunity to present their issues, questions, and concerns during this conference. The conference is being organized by the National Institute on Drug Abuse in response to the recent increases in illicit drug use as reported by the 1995 Monitoring the Future Survey. The primary focus will be to present what has been learned in prevention research that needs to be put to use in communities since a noted resurgence in drug use and the potential for serious epidemics among a whole range of drugs has been detected.
Amount Awarded $30,276.00
Awarded on: 8/2/1996
Time frame: 8/1/1996 - 1/31/1997
Grant Number: 30076
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