Teens Respond to Prevention Messages
Office of Applied Studies recently released data showing
that youth who reported seeing or hearing media messages
on preventing drug and alcohol use are significantly
less likely to report substance use.
While 10.3 percent of youth who reported seeing or hearing media
prevention messages in the past year reported binge alcohol use
in the past month, 12.5 percent of youth who were not exposed to
media prevention messages engaged in binge drinking.
Similarly, 10.8 percent of youth who saw or heard media prevention
messages reported past-month illicit drug use compared to 13.7 percent
who received no messages.
For a copy of Youths' Exposure to Substance Use Prevention Messages:
2003, visit the SAMHSA Web site at www.oas.samhsa.gov/2k5/prevention/prevention.cfm.
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