Prevention program reduces teen alcohol, tobacco use

09/8/2009 | U.S. News & World Report

Small and midsize communities that are part of the Communities That Care prevention system have reduced alcohol use among eighth graders by almost 25% and cut the use of smokeless tobacco nearly in half, program data showed. A report on the ongoing program found teenagers committed 31% fewer acts of delinquency and students were less likely to begin smoking, drinking or causing trouble.

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