A study published in the Jama Open Network on November 17th showed the results of a cluster randomized clinical trial involving 438 participants (13.5 years) across 14 schools in Australia which demonstrated that the PreVenture
Program was effective in preventing the likelihood and frequency of experiencing alcohol related harms in early adulthood (20.5 years).
The PreVenture program has been shown to be effective in delaying the uptake of and transition to harmful use of alcohol during the school
years; with numerous published studies showing results on short and medium follow up. However, little was known about the sustainability of these effects across the significant transition from early adolescence into late adolescence and early adulthood.
This cluster randomized clinical trial was the first to demonstrate that selective alcohol use prevention delivered in middle school can have positive sustained effects over a 7 year period.