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The NARCONON™ drug education curriculum for high school students: A non-randomized, controlled prevention trial

Overview of attention for article published in Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy, March 2008
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Among the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#40 of 418)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (92nd percentile)

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Title
The NARCONON™ drug education curriculum for high school students: A non-randomized, controlled prevention trial
Published in
Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy, March 2008
DOI 10.1186/1747-597x-3-8
Pubmed ID
Authors

Richard D Lennox, Marie A Cecchini

Abstract

An estimated 13 million youths aged 12 to 17 become involved with alcohol, tobacco and other drugs annually. The number of 12- to 17-year olds abusing controlled prescription drugs increased an alarming 212 percent between 1992 and 2003. For many youths, substance abuse precedes academic and health problems including lower grades, higher truancy, drop out decisions, delayed or damaged physical, cognitive, and emotional development, or a variety of other costly consequences. For thirty years the Narconon program has worked with schools and community groups providing single educational modules aimed at supplementing existing classroom-based prevention activities. In 2004, Narconon International developed a multi-module, universal prevention curriculum for high school ages based on drug abuse etiology, program quality management data, prevention theory and best practices. We review the curriculum and its rationale and test its ability to change drug use behavior, perceptions of risk/benefits, and general knowledge.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 3 3%
United Kingdom 2 2%
Brazil 1 <1%
Ethiopia 1 <1%
Spain 1 <1%
Malaysia 1 <1%
Unknown 97 92%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 22 21%
Student > Master 17 16%
Student > Ph. D. Student 17 16%
Student > Doctoral Student 14 13%
Student > Bachelor 9 8%
Other 20 19%
Unknown 7 7%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Social Sciences 28 26%
Medicine and Dentistry 24 23%
Psychology 23 22%
Nursing and Health Professions 7 7%
Neuroscience 4 4%
Other 9 8%
Unknown 11 10%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 17. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 04 February 2019.
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#908,590
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#40
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#11,273
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