Center for Applied Developmental Science
IPSY – Evaluation of a Life-Skills-Program against Substance Misuse in Adolescence
Project Team: Karina Weichold, Rainer K. Silbereisen
The prevalence of consumption of legal substances increases during adolescence. Prevention of behaviors related to misuse (i.e., early entry age and high rate of acceleration of consumption) is possible through the promotion of generic Life-Skills combined with substance-specific skills and knowledge. Against this background, the program IPSY was developed, implemented and successfully evaluated.