This paper looks at one focus of prevention efforts, teen substance abuse, and shows how surveys might seem to highlight one issue while downplaying another. Much as the buyer should beware in consumer spending, the prevention provider should be wary of survey highlights. As much as possible, it is best to check actual numbers and consult several surveys to get the best picture when tracking trends.
The Ups and Downs of Comparing Teen Substance Abuse Data
Series: Research to Practice