Middle-school substance abuse prevention program
Randomized controlled trials show sizable decrease in students’ substance use over five to six years.
A low-cost smoking cessation program for hospitalized smokers who are willing to make a quit attempt
Randomized controlled trials show sizable increase in confirmed abstinence from smoking one year after patient discharge from the hospital.
A program that combines a classroom management strategy – the Good Behavior Game – with an enhanced academic curriculum
Randomized controlled trial shows a sizable reduction in substance use, and sizable increases in high school graduation and college enrollment rates.
A multicomponent program designed to encourage adults with an upcoming surgery to quit smoking
Randomized controlled trial shows sizable increase in confirmed abstinence from smoking one year after program entry.
Partnership between universities and community teams to implement evidence-based programs for youth substance abuse prevention
Randomized controlled trial shows community-wide reductions in substance use over 6.5 years.
A low-cost smoking cessation program for pregnant smokers
Randomized controlled trials show a sizable increase in the quit rate during the last four to five months of pregnancy.
A volunteer mentoring program for disadvantaged youth, ages 6-18
Randomized controlled trials show sizable decrease in youths’ drug and alcohol use and violent behavior.
A program for substance-abusing parents who have temporarily lost custody of their children
Randomized controlled trial shows an increase in family reunifications, reduction in active foster care cases, and net savings to the state.