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NIH Public Bulletin – February 2010

The Role of Persuasion in Preventing Adolescent Drug Misuse

When: February 4, 2010, 10:00–11:30 a.m.
Where: Seneca Conference Room, 1 Choke Cherry Road, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Rockville, MD
Institute: National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

How can the social psychological principles of communication and persuasion be used to prevent or curtail use of illicit drugs among youth? At the Role of Persuasion in Preventing Adolescent Drug Misuse conference in February, William Crano, professor of psychology at Claremont Graduate University, will discuss the consequences of failed persuasion attempts and the role of disconfirmed expectations in fostering or inhibiting the movement to drug use. The role of parents in preventing drug initiation and use will also be discussed based on research linking parental monitoring with children's attitudes and expectations regarding drug use.

Next Steps

For additional information about the Role of Persuasion in Preventing Adolescent Drug Misuse conference, contact Augie Diana at dianaa@nida.nih.gov or (301) 443-1942.

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