Project Towards No Drug Abuse (TND) is a classroom-based drug abuse prevention curriculum implemented at the high school level. Students, ages 14 to 19, are educated on the consequences and misperceptions associated with drug use. A set of 12 in-class interactive sessions provide motivation-skills-decision-making material targeting the use of cigarettes, alcohol, marijuana, hard drug use, and violence related behavior. The lessons, approximately 40 to 50 minutes each, are designed to be implemented over a four-week period. The instruction to students provides cognitive motivation enhancement activities (to not use drugs), detailed information about the social and health consequences of drug use, and correction of cognitive misperceptions. The instruction also addresses topics including active listening, effective communication skills, stress management, coping skills, tobacco cessation techniques, and self-control to counteract risk factors for drug abuse relevant to older teens.
Target Age Range(s)
Continuum of Intervention