Initiative Description: An elementary school-based alcohol misuse prevention program. The focus of the AMPS curriculum was on teaching the acquisition of social skills to resist pressure to misuse alcohol. The curriculum goals included increasing students’ awareness of the short-term effects of alcohol, the risks of alcohol misuse, and the situations or social pressures to misuse alcohol that students might encounter in the near future.
Study Results: Increased curriculum content awareness
Reference: Campanelli, P. C., Dielman, T. E., Shope, J. T., Butchart, A. T., & Renner, D. S. (1989). Pretest and treatment effects in an elementary school-based alcohol misuse prevention program. Health Education Quarterly, 16(1), 113–130. https://doi.org/10.1177/109019818901600112.
Level of Evidence: Very Good