Conference Covers New Research in Preventing Drug Use Among Children and Adolescents

National conference on drug abuse prevention research

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) convened "The 2nd National Conference on Drug Abuse Prevention and Research: A Progress Update."

The conference was held in Washington on August 9–10, 2001.

Key Findings

  • articipation in athletics does not protect youth from using alcohol and drugs.

  • There continues to be a disconnect between the research on prevention approaches and prevention program applications.

  • Assessment of the effects of media campaigns is problematic due to methodological problems, adding uncertainty to the findings.

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