In a 4-year follow-up study, the Guiding Good Choices program was shown to:
(The original study was published in the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology. Specific citations are available upon request.)
A follow-up study showed that young adults whose parents attended the Guiding Good Choices program 10 years earlier were:
(The original study was published in the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology. Specific citation is available upon request.)
In other clinical studies, the Guiding Good Choices program has been shown to:
(The original studies were published in Prevention Science and the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology. Specific citations are available upon request.)
In a randomized clinical trial, the program was found to significantly reduce the rate at which adolescents develop depression. For one of the symptoms of depression -- feelings of worthlessness and inferiority -- risk reduction was as high as 28%. The program was also found to significantly slow the typical rate at which multiple substance use (alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs) increases during adolescence.
(Program tested under its previous name, Preparing for the Drug-Free Years (PDFY). The original study was published in the Journal of Research on Adolescence. Specific citation is available upon request.)
The Guiding Good Choices program has once again been recognized by SAMHSA using its rigorous new NREPP evaluation process.
SAMHSA's National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP)
3.5 points out of 4, National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
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