Evidence Based Substance Abuse Prevention Education Programs

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Evidence Based Programs. Most evidence based substance abuse prevention education programs are sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration known as SAMHSA. According to Skager (2007), SAMSHA has developed over 158 programs which are qualified and registered into the National Registry of Evidence Based Programs and Practices (NREPP). Although evidence based approaches have been predicted to have more promising effects on drug prevention than other approach types, little evaluation and research has been conducted to fully assess outcomes (Skager, 2007).
Current Laws/Policies Regarding Substance Abuse Education
General Law Chapter 71 Section 96 According to the General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the substance use prevention and abuse education for public schools act became General Law Chapter 71 Section 96, in 2009. This piece of legislation had the majority of its support from the Democratic side as Democratic representatives from the House and Senate outweighed Republican representatives during the time it was submitted (Civic Impulse, 2015). According to the General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, this law states that all public schools need a substance use prevention policy as well as a substance use education policy addressing the risks of use. In addition, it gives each school committee and superintendent the ability to choose how and what to implement.
General Law Chapter 69 Section 1D According to the…
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