Canadian study demonstrates that early intervention mediates later substance abuse

A study from Montreal, published in the British Journal of Psychiatry and reported in EurekAlert indicates that an intensive early intervention program with disruptive kindergarten students resulted in later decline in substance abuse.  Researchers targeted impulse control, and not substance use issues with their  young participants, and the effects appear to have lasted to teen years.

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1 Response to “Canadian study demonstrates that early intervention mediates later substance abuse”


  1. 1 Joseph S August 8, 2013 at 3:38 pm

    Interesting … even impressive … but I wonder if the researchers did follow up on the reduced boys’ impulsivity and antisocial behaviour during pre-adolescence to see if those behaviours were still reduced during full blown adolescence.


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