This briefing paper intends to equip and guide those working in educational settings when considering which alcohol and drug education and prevention programme they should run. It outlines some approaches that evidence shows work and cautions on some that don’t. The briefing paper aims to enable educators to make a more informed decision when selecting an approach that will ensure maximum impact and ensure young people receive the most appropriate education and prevention programme that will enable them to build their resilience to risks.
This briefing paper is part of a series produced by Mentor-ADEPIS on alcohol and drug education and prevention, for teachers and practitioners.
- Preventing Children and Young People’s Mental Health and Substance Misuse Problems
- Psychoactive Substances – What schools need to know about the new law
- Life-skills based education for alcohol and drug prevention
- Delivering alcohol and drug education: advice for teachers
- Building resilience and character in young people
- Early intervention and prevention
- Making it inclusive: Alcohol and drug education in multicultural settings
- ‘Legal Highs’ and Novel Psychoactive Substances
- Efficient needs assessment in schools
- E-cigarettes and Nicotine Containing Products (NCPs)
- Identifying and supporting children affected by parental substance use
- Caffeine and energy drinks
- Four questions to ask as school governor