Drug abuse prevention evaluation methodology: a bright future.

C. G. Leukefeld, W. J. Bukoski

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Drug abuse prevention research findings have been inconsistent. These inconsistencies can be related to several issues including study design and methodology. This article presents consensus recommendations developed to enhance drug abuse prevention evaluation research by a group of prevention researchers and practitioners who met at the National Institute on Drug Abuse in Rockville, Maryland during May 1989. As noted by the number of consensus statements, there was a high level of agreement. After exploring various aspects of evaluating prevention interventions, that agreement was reflected in specific recommendations which are directed to modifying prevention approaches; integrating epidemiologic, etiologic and intervention research methods; and expanding prevention research utilization.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)191-201
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Drug Education
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1991

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Health(social science)
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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