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World J Psychiatry. Jul 19, 2023; 13(7): 409-422
Published online Jul 19, 2023. doi: 10.5498/wjp.v13.i7.409
Delivering substance use prevention interventions for adolescents in educational settings: A scoping review
Xin-Qiao Liu, Yu-Xin Guo, Xin Wang
Xin-Qiao Liu, Yu-Xin Guo, Xin Wang, School of Education, Tianjin University, Tianjin 300350, China
Author contributions: Liu XQ designed the study; Liu XQ, Guo YX, and Wang X wrote the manuscript and conducted the literature analyses; and all authors contributed equally to this work and approved the final manuscript.
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Corresponding author: Xin-Qiao Liu, PhD, Associate Professor, School of Education, Tianjin University, No. 135 Yaguan Road, Jinnan District, Tianjin 300350, China.
Received: March 29, 2023
Peer-review started: March 29, 2023
First decision: May 19, 2023
Revised: May 26, 2023
Accepted: June 12, 2023
Article in press: June 12, 2023
Published online: July 19, 2023
Core Tip

Core Tip: Interventions in educational settings include curriculum interventions, physical activity interventions, peer interventions and family-school cooperation, and electronic interventions. Except for the mixed effectiveness of electronic interventions, all other intervention measures are beneficial in alleviating substance use problems among adolescents. Schools can utilize equipment and human resources to provide various types of interventions but also face challenges such as stigmatization and ineffective coordination between multiple resources. In the future, schools can fully utilize big data and artificial intelligence technologies, jointly intervene with families and communities, and appropriately address the comorbidity risks of substance use disorders and mental health issues.