Universal Drug Prevention Programme Yields Promising Results

Climate Schools, a universal drug prevention programme, has been found to be successful in changing teens' attitudes and behaviour in regards to alcohol and marijuana use. The programme, which targets students aged 13-16, aims to equip young people with social and life skills through a variety of activities including role plays, classroom discussions, decision making and problem solving. The programme, which is designed to fit into a school's health curriculum, offers the following three modules: Alcohol Education, Alcohol and Cannabis Education, and Psychostimulant and Cannabis Education.The programme has been thoroughly evaluated and has proven to:

  • Increase students' knowledge of the effects of alcohol and cannabis use
  • Decrease average weekly alcohol consumption among teenagers
  • Reduce the frequency of teen binge drinking
  • Lower the likelihood of marijuana use among youth

Browse this Report to learn more about the Climate Schools programme.