Educational or Curriculum

Initiative Description: An internet-based, tailored intervention based on the Transtheoretical Model of Behavior Change was delivered to middle school students to reduce alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use. Participants received one pre-test assessment, three thirty-minute intervention sessions over three months, and two post-test assessments. A Family Guide was mailed to participants’ families and provided brief information about the program and general information on alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs.

Study Results: Decreased alcohol and cannabis consumption.

Reference: Evers, K. E., Paiva, A. L., Johnson, J. L., Cummins, C. O., Prochaska, J. O., Prochaska, J. M., … & Gökbayrak, N. S. (2012). Results of a transtheoretical model-based alcohol, tobacco and other drug intervention in middle schools. Addictive Behaviors, 37(9), 1009 1018.

Level of Evidence: 3 out of 5 stars Very Good