School Drug Education For Junior High School Studnets In Victoria - Assessing The Impact Of A State-Wide, Evidence-Based Intervention

Grant number: LP100100798 | Funding period: 2010 - 2013

Completed

Abstract

Young people are faced with numerous and powerful influences to use both legal and illicit drugs, and drug education can play an important counterbalancing role in shaping a normative culture of safety, moderation and informed decision making in this group. The research will develop, implement and evaluate one all encompassing, evidence-based, drug education program for junior high school students across Victoria. The study is unique in its size and scope and will be of national benefit because its findings will influence the nature of future drug education in all secondary schools in Australia.

Researchers