Introduction

Development and Guiding Principles of the Icelandic Model for Preventing Adolescent Substance Use

Author: Kristjansson et al. (2019)

Kristjansson AL, Mann MJ, Sigfusson J, Thorisdottir IE, Allegrante JP, Sigfusdottir ID. Development and Guiding Principles of the Icelandic Model for Preventing Adolescent Substance Use. Health Promot Pract. 2020 Jan;21(1):62-69. doi: 10.1177/1524839919849032. Epub 2019 Jun 4. PMID: 31162978; PMCID: PMC6918020.

Description

Part of a series of journal articles exploring the history, development, and successful implementation of the Icelandic Prevention Model (IPM), this resource begins with a brief overview of the theoretical origins underlying the development of the IPM as an approach to preventing adolescent substance use. This theoretical overview is followed by a review of evidence supporting the model’s effectiveness and a description of the five guiding principles that form the foundation of the IPM approach. The authors conclude by discussing the IPM within the broader context of other prevention approaches.

Potential use

For those seeking a deeper understanding of the theoretical orientation and fundamental principles of the Icelandic Prevention Model (IPM), and of the evidence that supports the effectiveness of the IPM approach in preventing adolescent substance use.

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