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Too Good for Drugs

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Program Info

Outcome Areas
Healthy and Safe Children

Youths not using alcohol, tobacco, or illegal drugs

Topic Areas

     Age of Child
       Early Childhood (0-8)
       Middle Childhood (9-12)
       Adolescence (13-18)
     Type of Setting
       Elementary School
       Middle School
       High School
     Type of Service
       Parent Education
       Youth Development
     Type of Outcome Addressed
       Physical Health
       Substance Use and Dependence

Evidence Level  (What does this mean?)
Other Reviewed Programs

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Program Overview

Too Good for Drugs is a school-based prevention program designed to build resiliency and reduce intentions to use alcohol and drugs among students in kindergarten through grade 12. The program focuses on five skills to increase children's sense of control, responsibility and self-efficacy, goal setting, decision-making, emotional management, and effective communication.

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Program Reviews

The Too Good for Drugs program has not yet been thoroughly reviewed by PPN, but preliminary review suggests it may be effective at improving outcomes for the indicators listed above.

This program is highly regarded by other credible organizations and reviews of the program can be found online at the websites listed below:

SAMHSA's National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP)

USDOE What Works Clearinghouse

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