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Meta-analysis of Interventions to Reduce Adolescent Cannabis Use

Title: A Meta-analysis of Interventions to Reduce Adolescent Cannabis Use.
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Name(s): Bender, Kimberly, author
Tripodi, Stephen, author
Sarteschi, Christy, author
Vaughn, Michael G., author
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: serial
Date Issued: 2010
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: Objective: This meta-analytic review assesses the effectiveness of substance abuse interventions to reduce adolescent cannabis use. Method: A systematic search identified 15 randomized controlled evaluations of interventions to reduce adolescent cannabis use published between 1960 and 2008. The primary outcome variables, frequency of cannabis use, and quantity of cannabis use, were measured between 1 month and 1 year posttreatment completion. Results: Analyses of random effects models revealed similarly moderate effects for individual (g = -.437; 95% CI = [-.671, -.203]) and family-based treatments (g = -.404; 95% CI = [-.613, -.195]). Substance abuse treatments are associated with moderate reductions in cannabis use although effect sizes tended to wane with greater length of time posttreatment. Discussion: Substance abuse treatment programs should consider implementing evidence-based interventions highlighted in this meta-analysis that fit the needs and characteristics of their client base and agency setting.
Identifier: FSU_migr_csw_faculty_publications-0016 (IID), 10.1177/1049731510380226 (DOI)
Keywords: cannabis, marijuana, adolescent, substance abuse, meta-analysis
Note: This is a peer-reviewed manuscript of the article as it was accepted for publication. The version of record can be found at http://rsw.sagepub.com/content/21/2/153'>http://rsw.sagepub.com/content/21/2/153">http://rsw.sagepub.com/content/21/2/153
Citation: Bender, K., Tripodi, S. J., Sarteschi, C., & Vaughn, M. G. (2011). A meta-analysis of interventions to reduce adolescent cannabis use. Research on Social Work Practice, 21, 153-164.
Subject(s): Social sciences
Social service
Links: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1049731510380226
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_migr_csw_faculty_publications-0016
Owner Institution: FSU
Is Part of Series: College of Social Work Faculty Publications.
Is Part Of: Research on Social Work Practice.
Issue: 2, 21

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Bender, K., Tripodi, S., Sarteschi, C., & Vaughn, M. G. (2010). A Meta-analysis of Interventions to Reduce Adolescent Cannabis Use. Research On Social Work Practice. Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1049731510380226