Early Interventions Can Decrease Drug Use in Young Women

A NIDA-funded study shows that adolescent girls who were involved in the juvenile justice system and participated in Multidimensional Treatment Foster Care (MTFC) showed decreased drug use over a two-year period in young adulthood. MTFC is a family-focused prevention program to encourage healthy behaviors in at-risk teens within the foster care system.

The results also show that participation in MTFC reduced the influence of partner drug use which was significantly associated with the young women’s concurrent drug use.

To read the National Institute on Drug Abuse article with links, go to http://www.drugabuse.gov/news-events/news-releases/2014/05/early-interventions-can-decrease-drug-use-in-young-women