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School-based interventions that seem to work: Useful research on substance use prevention or suspicious stories of success?

Once again I’m grateful to Mike Ashton for bringing my attention to an interesting paper.  
This one is from Nordic Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, and looks at whether even peer reviewed prevention programmes are promising more than they can deliver.
The author, Hilde Pape, argues that there is an inbuilt bias in prevention research to find positive results, and to underplay

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