Life skill and social influence–based interventions to reduce any drug use — evidence summary

Summary of the evidence


School programmes based on a combination of social competence and social influence approaches were found in a systematic review (Faggiano et al., 2014) to be more effective than usual curricula in:

  • reducing generic drug use at <12 months (RR 0.76, 95 % CI 0.64 to 0.89, 1 study, N=6362)


Note: this evidence summary is only valid for the outcomes, target groups, settings and substances/patterns of use described below.

Name of response option:
Life skill and social influence–based school programmes
Desired outcome(s):
reduce substance use
Specific substance or pattern of use:
not-drug specific
Target group(s) or setting(s):

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