Quality level: 2
The Healthy School And Drugs implements an effective school health policy for drug prevention in secondary schools.
To implement an effective school health policy for drugs at secondary schools
Taking risks belongs to the development of young people. Experimental substance use is part of the lives of secondary school students. School-based prevention is most suitable to reach young people and prepare them for choices to be made regarding the use of tobacco, alcohol or cannabis, and other health related substances or activities. Objective is to enable pupils to recognize the risks of substance use or gambling, and to behave responsibly to their own health and that of others. The five major elements of activity are: the formation of a coordination committee at school; special lessons; parents' participation; counselling; and school rules. A three year follow-up showed some effects of this programme. Though in general the (experimental) use of substances increased, this increase was less striking in the programme group than in the control group.
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The EDDRA team