Literature Review – Educational or Curriculum

Initiative Description:  Review on English language publications indexed in PubMed, CINAHL, or ERIC databases, between 2005 to November 2012, involving high school settings focused on prevention of drugs, and using a quantitative design for evaluation. A total of 18 studies met the criteria with 12 different interventions.

Study Results: Of 18 publications selected, 7 were successful, including: (1) Project Toward No Drug Abuse (TND), (2) Project SPORT, (3) Teen Intervention Project – Cherokee (TIP-C), (4) Motivational Interviewing, (5) NARCONONTM drug education curriculum, (6) Cognition-Motivation-Emotional Intelligence Resistance Skills (CMER), and (7) Adventure trial. Of these successful interventions, four were theory-based. One of the interventions has combined the issue of substance abuse with physical activity behavior

Reference: Sharma, M., & Branscum, P. (2013). School-based drug abuse prevention programs in high school students. Journal Of Alcohol & Drug Education, 57(3), 51-65.

Level of Evidence: 3 out of 5 stars Very Good