Educational or Curriculum

Too Good for Drugs (TGFD) prevention program.

Initiative Description: TGFD uses a developmental curriculum based on five interwoven components: Goal Setting, Decision Making, Bonding with Prosocial Others, Identifying and Managing Emotions, and Communicating Effectively. The curriculum also focuses on peer pressure, normative behaviors, the negative consequences of drug use, and the benefits of a drug-free life style. The TGFD curriculum for 6th graders included 10 50-minute lessons delivered by TGFD instructors. The lessons were delivered during the first half of the school year, in either 6th-grade science or social studies classrooms, one lesson per week

Study Results: Decreased substance use.

Reference: Hall, B. W., Bacon, T. P., & Ferron, J. M. (2013). Randomized controlled evaluation of the Too Good for Drugs Prevention Program: Impact on adolescents at different risk levels for drug use. Journal of Drug Education, 43(3), 277–300.

Level of Evidence: 3 out of 5 stars Very Good