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    Evaluations of drug education programs have shown conflicting results, but the predominant message is that they have failed. Does this means drug education does not work? How should drug education be evaluated?

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    The reputed failure of drug education programs may reflect problems in evaluation or problems in the program.

    Failure due to problems in evaluation:
    Most evaluations have looked at whether drug use has decreased after attending drug education programs. Evaluations have often failed to measure changes in knowledge or attitudes, which may have increased due to programs.

    Failure due to program design:
    Often drug educators and evaluators have unrealistic expectations about the purpose and consequences of drug education. In particular drug ...

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