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Drug Education Yet to Match Great Expectations

May 6, 2016

The UK-based Drug and Alcohol Findings website has published a review of recent school alcohol and other drug education programs.  The article, titled "Drug education yet to match great (preventive) expectations" describes the evaluation of the UK "Blueprint" school drug education program, and Europe's seven-nation "EU-Dap" program.  The "Blueprint" program utilised advanced interactive teaching methods combined with parental and community-wide components, yet at the end of the study period the program had achieved similar results to the control group of schools, who implemented their usual lessons.  The "EU-Dap" program used a social influence approach, but the results were modest and usually statistically insignificant when compared with control schools.


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