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

Summary of the evidence

  • Beneficial

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)