Educational or Curriculum

Project ALERT

Initiative Description: Project ALERT plus drug prevention curriculum seeks to strengthen norms against high-risk drug use (e.g., regular and polydrug use, drinking and driving), help students cope with risky drug situations and learn ways to quit, increase understanding of the consequences of high-risk use.

Study Results: Changes in perceived social influences, ability to resist those influences, and beliefs about the consequences of drug use mediated the ALERT Plus effects on drug use.

Reference: Longshore, D., Ellickson, P. L., McCaffrey, D. F., & Clair, P. A. S. (2007). School-based drug prevention among at-risk adolescents: Effects of ALERT Plus. Health Education & Behavior, 34(4), 651–668.

Level of Evidence: 2 out of 5 stars Good