Educational or Curriculum

Think Smart

Initiative Description: A school-based drug prevention curriculum (Think Smart) that was designed to reduce the use of Harmful Legal Products (HLPs, such as inhalants and over-the-counter drugs), alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs among fifth- and sixth-grade students in frontier Alaska. The curriculum consisted of 12 core sessions and 3 booster sessions administered 2 to 3 months later and was an adaptation of the Schinke life skills training curriculum for Native Americans.

Study Results: Decreased use of harmful legal products.

Reference: Johnson, K. W., Shamblen, S. R., Ogilvie, K. A., Collins, D., & Saylor, B. (2009). Preventing youths’ use of inhalants and other harmful legal products in frontier Alaskan communities: A randomized trial. Prevention Science, 10(4), 298–312.

Level of Evidence: 3 out of 5 stars Very Good