Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/89055
Authors: 
Balsa, Ana
Gandelman, Nestor
Porzecanski, Rafael
Year of Publication: 
2010
Series/Report no.: 
IDB Working Paper Series IDB-WP-219
Abstract: 
This paper reports the results of a three-month randomized controlled trial to estimate the impact of an Internet and mobile telephone short message service (SMS) intervention on adolescentsÂ’ information about substances and rates of consumption. A low percentage of participants logged on to the Web platform, but most participants were reached through e-mails and SMS. It is found that the intervention was able to affect awareness that certain substances are drugs, but no significant changes in consumption habits were found.
Subjects: 
Randomized trial
Drugs
Smoking
Alcohol
JEL: 
I1
O31
C93
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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