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Systematic Review

Source: The Cochrane Collaborative

Last Reviewed: May 2011

In this Cochrane systematic review, the Cochrane Collaborative found that the evidence suggests that some psychosocial and developmental prevention programs can be effective in preventing alcohol misuse in adolescents. Some studies showed statistically significant effects, and others showed no effects. Researchers noted that the most common positive effects across studies were reduced drunkenness and binge drinking.

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Foxcroft, D.R. & Tsertsvadze, A. (2011). Universal school‐based prevention programs for alcohol misuse in young people. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2011 (5). DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD009113.