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Prevention Program Reduces Later Risky Sexual Behaviors

Marzo del 2011
Reports on a school-based drug abuse prevention program showing that teens who participate in the program are less likely than their peers to engage in risky sexual behavior as young adults.

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Parental Supervision and Genetics Interact To Influence Nicotine Addiction

diciembre del 2010

Reviews research indicating that both parental influence and certain genes interact to influence nicotine addiction and that parental monitoring may play a role in reducing risk.

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Neuroimaging Challenges Common Assumption of Public Service Messaging

octubre del 2010
Describes a study of smokers' brain function while they watched antismoking PSAs and findings suggesting that calmer ads may be more effective.

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High, Persistent Rates of Risky Sexual Behaviors in Delinquent Youth

octubre del 2010
Reports study findings that show young people who have gotten into trouble with the criminal justice system report high rates of sexual behaviors that increase risk of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections.

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School-Wide Program Reduces Problem Behaviors and Improves Academic Outcomes

octubre del 2010

Reports on a school-centered program for social and emotional development that was credited with reducing rates of substance abuse, violent behavior, and voluntary sexual activity among primary school children.

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Vouchers Boost Smoking Abstinence During Pregnancy

abril del 2010
Describes a voucher-based reinforcement therapy trial with pregnant smokers to determine its effectiveness in enhancing abstinence rates.

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Behavior Game Played in Primary Grades Reduces Later Drug-Related Problems

abril del 2010
Presents research findings on a study to test the effectiveness of a classroom activity designed to instill appropriate behavior during children’s first 2 years of school.

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Intervention for Disruptive Children Shows Long-Term Benefits

octubre del 2009

Reports on research providing evidence that teaching aggressive youngsters social coping skills reduces their chances of becoming substance abusers.

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Program Reduces Girls' Delinquent Behavior

octubre del 2009

Reports on a study involving adolescent girls who were treated for delinquent behaviors in a well-supervised family setting, referred to as Multidimensional Treatment Foster Care.

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Reducing Postpartum Drug Use

diciembre del 2008

Highlights a computerized intervention that reduced new mothers' drug abuse in the first 4 months postpartum as reported in a clinical trial of 107 women who abused drugs.

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