Druglink article 1998 – Thirty years of drug education: whose learning curve? by Niall Coggans

In an era of the evidence base and the overarching question of “what works?” it is vital that we accept the lesson that 30 years of drug education has taught us: you cannot expect drug education to have a high impact on drug use per se. And given this perspective, while a great deal of hot air has been generated about the best approach to drug education, another – and perhaps more fundamental – aspect of the great effectiveness debate still remains unanswered: how much of a difference does even the ‘best’ drug education make?

Thirty years of drug education: whose learning curve? (PDF)