Doubt cast on drugs programme for schools» 01/09/2008, Posted by Site Admin
Radio NZ | 29 August 2008
New research casts doubt over whether drug and alcohol education programmes for school children actually work. In a soon-to-be published paper, researchers say the programmes are not effective in reducing substance-related harm. The Centre for Social and Health Outcomes Research and Evaluation at Massey University, which conducted the review, says the school-based programmes do a good job giving pupils information. However, it says the problem is that a quite small intervention in the classroom is really trying to change behaviour that is deeply embedded in society. The centre suggests the Government look at more cost-effective ways of preventing harm related to drugs and drink.
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