Educational or Curriculum

Unplugged Program

Initiative Description: 12 units (lessons) aggregated in three blocks. The first part (units 1–4) deals mainly with adolescents’ knowledge on tobacco, alcohol, and illicit drugs. The second part (units 5–8) deals with social skills (effective communication, interpersonal relationship skills, self awareness). This set of lessons includes normative education to correct misperceptions on prevalence and social acceptance of substance use. The final part (units 9–12) deals with strengthening intrapersonal skills.

Study Results: Reduced alcohol use

Reference: Caria, M.P., Faggiano, F., Belloco, R., Galanti. M.R., (2011) Effects of a school-based prevention program on European adolescents’ patterns of alcohol use. Journal of adolescent health. 48, 182-188.

Level of Evidence: 3 out of 5 stars Very Good