Community intervention to prevent adolescent health behavior problems: Evaluation of communities that care in Australia.

). CONCLUSION: Implementation of the CTC process in Australia was associated with more rapid community reductions in adolescent health behavior problems. Supporting community coalitions to adopt evidence-based interventions appears a feasible means for health psychologists to improve the health of large adolescent populations and prevent related chronic health problems in Read more…

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Screening for Adolescent Alcohol Use in the Emergency Department: What Does It Tell Us About Cannabis, Tobacco, and Other Drug Use?

 4834) treated in one of 16 participating PEDs. An assessment battery, including the NIAAA two-question screen and other measures of alcohol, tobacco and drug use, was self-administered on a tablet computer. RESULTS: A diagnosis of CUD, lifetime tobacco use or lifetime drug use was predicted by any self-reported alcohol use Read more…

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Adolescent exposure to Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol delays acquisition of paired-associates learning in adulthood.

camh.ca.4Preclinical Research and Campbell Family Mental Health Research Institute, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, 250 College St., Toronto, Ontario, M5T 1R8, Canada.5Department of Psychology, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada.6Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada.7Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada.AbstractRATIONALE AND Read more…

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