Life-skills based education for alcohol and drug prevention

This paper intends to provide governors, head teachers and teachers with practical guidelines to help them implement holistic life-skills based education programmes to ensure young people build resilience to alcohol and drug use. As evidence shows that alcohol and drug education alone is ineffective, there is a need for an appropriate balance between knowledge and skills elements within the curricula, as well as for parents and cares involvement wherever possible.

fullThis briefing paper is part of a series produced by Mentor ADEPIS on alcohol and drug education and prevention, for teachers and practitioners.