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School-based drug prevention: What works? A guide for teachers

This resource is by Positive Choices

This factsheet provides teachers with an overview of the types of drug prevention resources and programs that do and don’t work, according to the latest evidence.

Summary: When selecting resources or programs to use in your classroom, it is important to consider the 'evidence base' (e.g. research) that shows whether they will be effective. This factsheet provides an overview of what the research literature tells us about what works, and what doesn’t work.

Developers: This factsheet was developed by researchers at the National Health and Medical Research Council Centre of Research Excellence in Mental Health and Substance Use at the University of New South Wales (now the Matilda Centre for Research in Mental Health and Substance Use at the University of Sydney).

Year: 2014

Costs: Free

Evidence base: This resource has undergone expert review. Refer to the fact sheet for full reference list.

Page last reviewed: Thursday, 6 April 2023