Educational or Curriculum
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Initiative Description: A school-based program to prevent and reduce adolescent substance use in the Czech Republic. The intervention targets all age-relevant substances of use and abuse, with a special focus on alcohol, tobacco, and cannabis. The intervention was delivered by trained teachers in twelve 45-min lessons over the course of one school-year. The Unplugged focuses on knowledge and attitudes (4 units), interpersonal skills (4 units), and intrapersonal skills (4 units). The Teacher’s Handbook provides the teacher with information on how to deliver the intervention in the class settings

Study Results: Decreased tobacco and cannabis use.

Reference: Gabrhelik, R., Duncan, A., Miovsky, M., Furr-Holden, C. D. M., Stastna, L., & Jurystova, L. (2012). “Unplugged”: A school-based randomized control trial to prevent and reduce adolescent substance use in the Czech Republic. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 124(1 2), 79–87. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2011.12.010

Level of Evidence: 3 out of 5 stars Very Good