The Illicit Project – Free, new neuroscience-based alcohol and drug harm reduction program targeted at adolescents in Years 10 to 12
May 26, 2023
Researchers from the Matilda Centre for Research in Mental Health and Substance Use at the University of Sydney have recently released a new school drug education program titled “The illicit project”. This free, internet-delivered program comprises of three 35-minute online modules that focus on: Alcohol and the developing brain, MDMA, cannabis, harm reduction and Mental health and wellbeing. The program upskills young people in years 10 to 12 in strategies to reduce the harms of alcohol and drug use and leverages positive psychology and neuroscience to engage adolescents in health promotion. The program requires minimal teacher involvement, except for a short group debrief at the completion of each module.