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Party Drug Prevention for Youth

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
66219
Program Year/Program:
2003 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
DA016819
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
TANGLEWOOD RESEARCH, INC.
420-A GALLIMORE DAIRY RD GREENSBORO, NC 27409-9534
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2003
Title: Party Drug Prevention for Youth
Agency: HHS
Contract: 1R41DA016819-01
Award Amount: $99,585.00
 

Abstract:

DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Teens are using Ecstasy (MDMA) and other "party drugs" such as Ketamine, Rohypnol, and GHB at younger ages and in contexts that extend beyond the rave or dance party venues. Polydrug use is the norm and consequences include damage to brain cells, physiological effects such as elevated blood pressure, mental health problems including paranoia and depression, and social health consequences such as sexual exploitation. Most young people are unaware of the risks associated with using these drugs. Prevention efforts to date include educational campaigns and harm reduction programs which are limited in scope and difficult to evaluate. This Phase I STTR project will develop and assess the feasibility and short term effectiveness of a prevention curriculum that will be socially valid and will have the potential to target and change mediating variables related to party drug use. The curriculum will follow the format of an existing high school drug prevention program, All Stars, Sr. and will be packaged as a component of that program and as a stand-alone curriculum. Student and teacher materials will be developed during Phase I. Additional activities and an educational video will be produced during Phase II and a large-scale randomized field trial will be conducted.

Principal Investigator:

Melodie D. Fearnowkenney
3366620090
MEL@TANGLEWOOD.NET

Business Contact:

Lindajo Petty
3366620090
LINDAJO@TANGLEWOOD.NET
Small Business Information at Submission:

Tanglewood Research, Inc.
7017 ALBERT PICK RD, STE D 7017 ALBERT PICK RD, STE D Greensboro, NC 27409

EIN/Tax ID: 561809263
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
INSTITUTE FOR COMMUNITY RESEARCH
2 HARTFORD SQ W, STE 100
HARTFORD, CT 06106
RI Type: Domestic nonprofit research organization