Adolescents are developmentally more vulnerable to risk behavior engagement. And the behaviors we experiment with and engage in during this stage are likely to remain with us into adulthood. This means the more we can encourage healthy behaviors now, the more likely they will persist later.
Key questions related to substance use prevention are:
- How effective are evidence-based substance use prevention efforts in contexts of legalized cannabis?
- How effective are youth participatory action research approaches for substance use prevention?
- Is program delivery in an online setting as effective as in-person?