Druglink article 1991 – Could do better – an evaluation of drug education by Niall Coggins, David Shewan, Marion Henderson and John B. Davies

A government-funded evaluation of drug education in Scotland surveyed a quarter of mainstream secondary schools and nearly 1200 pupils. Packs aiming to improve decision-making skills were the dominant form of drug education. The study found drug education had no effect on attitudes to drugs or the use of drugs but did improve knowledge. Better practice would involve acknowledging that drug use is not incompatible with high self-esteem and providing information not heavily weighted to a decision not to use.

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