The Adolescent Community Reinforcement Approach (A-CRA)
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• Guide to Community Preventive Services: this website is official. It provides the knowledge about interventions that are created and collection it. It assesses the interventions services, such as what work and what does not work and the cost of interventions.
The topic, which I chose, is preventing excessive alcohol consumption. It is considered third leading cause of death in the United States. Drinking takes many forms, such as heavy drinking, binge drinking, or any drinking by pregnant women or underage youth. One of the interventions that enforce is increasing alcohol taxes. There are seventy-three studies qualified for the review. The focus of studies was on the relationships between increasing the taxes and alcohol consumptions, and…show more content… Also, I would use this web site in research.
• National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices: this web site is a search engine. It used to search on only abuse and mental health interventions. It helps public to get the knowledge about the interventions that implemented.
The topic, which I chose, is The Adolescent Community Reinforcement Approach (A-CRA. This intervention aims to change behavior of adolescents who drinking alcohol and substance use. The target population is 12- 22 years old. This program provides guidelines for three types of sessions: adolescents alone, parents/caregivers alone, and adolescents and parents/caregivers together. It has been approach to help adolescents such as home visits to youth following residential treatment for substance abuse. This web site provides the studies that were conducted on the topic and it provides evaluation of the studies.
As a future public health professional, I would use the information from this web site as a source of substance abuse and mental health interventions. It is important to know the reliability of these studies, which it could be used in