Authoritative review finds that offering families of school-age children help to curb or prevent their drinking usually works – but typically effects are modest and may apply only to a minority of compliant and keen families. Our analysis pays particular attention to whether it is worth adding work with the parents to school substance use education, or best instead to focus resources on directly working with the young people.
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