New RAND Study: Voluntary After-School Program Can Reduce Alcohol Use Among Middle School Children

2/15/2012. Filed under Press Releases, Publications.

A voluntary substance prevention program held after school and presented by trained facilitators can help reduce alcohol use among young adolescents, according to a new RAND Corporation study.
 
Results suggest that if prevention researchers build programs with developmentally relevant content, and provide this content in an engaging, confidential and non-judgmental way, it can help middle school-aged children avoid alcohol. The article is published online in the journal Prevention Science.
 
Click here to learn more and read the study.