Prevention - Research Article from Encyclopedia of Drugs, Alcohol & Addictive Behavior

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Prevention

The drug-prevention movement led by private citizens and nonprofit organizations began in the mid-1970s with parents who were concerned about the health and safety of their children. During this decade, drug use among American adolescents escalated from relatively low levels to the highest levels in the history of the world. Some young drug users were addicted and needed treatment. Others were in trouble with drugs but had not yet become addicted. Some were dying of drug overdoses and many were being killed in alcohol-and drug-related automobile crashes.

Many social and environmental factors appeared to contribute to the escalation in the use of alcohol and other drugs among the young. Parents organized to address these factors in order to prevent drug use among young people. In many cases, youth groups also formed to help parents prevent substance abuse among their peers.

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