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The Resource An ounce of prevention, a pound of uncertainty : the cost-effectiveness of school-based drug prevention programs, Jonathan P. Caulkins [and others]

An ounce of prevention, a pound of uncertainty : the cost-effectiveness of school-based drug prevention programs, Jonathan P. Caulkins [and others]

Label
An ounce of prevention, a pound of uncertainty : the cost-effectiveness of school-based drug prevention programs
Title
An ounce of prevention, a pound of uncertainty
Title remainder
the cost-effectiveness of school-based drug prevention programs
Statement of responsibility
Jonathan P. Caulkins [and others]
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Focuses on school-based drug prevention programs that have proven effective in formal evaluations. Effectiveness at reducing cocaine consumption is inferred from effectiveness at reducing marijuana initiation, and spillover effects on those not participating in the program are accounted for. Given substantial uncertainties in all pertinent factors, the cost-effectiveness estimation framework is constructed to permit easy substitution of alternate values at reader preference or as more information becomes available. The authors conclude that prevention can reduce lifetime cocaine consumption by 2 to 11 percent. Although these effects are small, prevention programs are inexpensive, so that the associated cost-effectiveness values bracket those of a range of enforcement strategies. Treatment, however, appears more cost-effective than prevention. A nationwide drug prevention program would cost only a tiny fraction of what the United States now spends on drug control, but its effect on the cocaine-using population would be modest and slow to accumulate
Action
digitized
Dewey number
362.29/17/0973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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1965-
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Caulkins, Jonathan P.
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  • Youth
  • Students
  • Cocaine abuse
  • Drug abuse
Label
An ounce of prevention, a pound of uncertainty : the cost-effectiveness of school-based drug prevention programs, Jonathan P. Caulkins [and others]
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 185-194)
Color
multicolored
Contents
  • 59
  • Chapter 5
  • Nationwide Implementation
  • 73
  • Chapter 2
  • Effectiveness at Reducing Cocaine Consumption
  • 11
  • Chapter 3
  • Cost-Effectiveness at Reducing Cocaine Consumption
  • 45
  • Chapter 4
  • Other Benefits
Control code
ocm44963122
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxxiii, 194 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585245461
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)44963122
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
An ounce of prevention, a pound of uncertainty : the cost-effectiveness of school-based drug prevention programs, Jonathan P. Caulkins [and others]
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 185-194)
Color
multicolored
Contents
  • 59
  • Chapter 5
  • Nationwide Implementation
  • 73
  • Chapter 2
  • Effectiveness at Reducing Cocaine Consumption
  • 11
  • Chapter 3
  • Cost-Effectiveness at Reducing Cocaine Consumption
  • 45
  • Chapter 4
  • Other Benefits
Control code
ocm44963122
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxxiii, 194 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585245461
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)44963122
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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