A universal drug prevention programme called “Climate Schools” has been found to be successful in changing teens’ attitudes and behaviour with regard to alcohol and marijuana use.
The Climate Schools program is targeting students 13- to 16-years of age. It aims to empower young people with social and life skills through a variety of activities including role plays, classroom discussions, decision making and problem solving.
The program is designed to fit into a school’s health curriculum. It has been thoroughly evaluated and a new report shows the evidence for Climate Schools’ effects:
- Increase students’ knowledge of the effects of alcohol and cannabis use
- Decrease average weekly alcohol consumption among teenagers
- Reduce the frequency of teen binge alcohol use
- Lower the likelihood of marijuana use among youth
For further reading, find the report here.