Project Summary

National Institutes of Health’s National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

Active Involvement in Creating High School Substance Use Prevention Messages


Adolescent substance abuse remains a significant public health concern and media literacy-based interventions appear to be a promising approach to addressing this problem that deserves to be evaluated rigorously. This study provides a feasibility test of a media literacy intervention and a preliminary look at how it functions, with what effects, and how it may be implemented on a broader scale. The long-term objective of this project is to develop a component of an effective brief school-based prevention program to reduce adolescent substance use for testing in a randomized clinical trial.

This website was supported by Grant Number R21 DA027146 from the National Institute on Drug Abuse to Rutgers University (Grant Recipient), Kathryn Greene, Principal Investigator. Its content is solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health.

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