Educational or Curriculum


Initiative Description: Exposes students to universal drug prevention, establishes credibility and rapport and enables them to learn more about individual students. Counselors teach the 6- to 8-session Prevention Education Series to small groups until they have reached the entire student body. They discuss four topics, namely: Being an Adolescent; Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs; Family Pressures and Problems; and Skills for Coping.

Study Results: Improved knowledge and attitudes regarding substance use.

Reference: Clark, H. K., Ringwalt, C. L., Shamblen, S. R., & Hanley, S. M. (2011). Project Success’ effects on substance use-related attitudes and behaviors: A randomized controlled trial in alternative high schools. Journal of Drug Education, 41(1), 17–44.

Level of Evidence: 3 out of 5 stars Very Good