School-based drug prevention in the United States: Insights for Hong Kong

Shane S. Wong, Tan Lei Shek

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This chapter reviews effective school-based drug prevention programs implemented in the United States. Research studies in major academic databases, policy review papers from academic and research institutes, and government reports from funding and administrative agencies relating to school-based drug prevention were reviewed. California and Washington states were used as examples to understand state-level efforts for drug prevention. Common principles of exemplar school-based drug prevention programs according to structure, content and delivery were summarized; relevant legislation and funding schemes that guide the implementation of such programs in the United States were identified. It is argued that effective program principles, legislation and funding schemes in the United States provide valuable lessons for determining future directions for drug prevention programs in Hong Kong.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdolescence and Behavior Issues in a Chinese Context
PublisherNova Science Publishers, Inc.
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9781626186927
ISBN (Print)9781626186149
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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