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Too Good For Drugs

 

Favorable attitudes toward problem behaviors, friends who engage in problem behaviors, and early initiation of a problem behavior are all risk factors for violence and aggression, substance abuse, and low academic achievement and/or school dropout.  Research conducted over the past few decades demonstrates that many of the risk factors that increase the likelihood of these problem behaviors in children and adolescents are consistent over multiple areas.
 
Too Good For Drugs (TGFD) is a comprehensive, science-based, substance abuse prevention program designed to reduce risk factors for substance use while enhancing protective factors.  Extensive research has identified how protective factors that help safeguard youth from engaging in problem behaviors often help to prevent not just one, but multiple problem behaviors.  Thus, learning social skills, bonding with the school/teacher, and adopting conventional norms about alcohol/drug use are all protective factors that decrease the likelihood of drug use, while increasing the likelihood of youth success. 
 
Target Population: 3rd – 5th Grade Youth
Program Length: 10 Classroom Sessions
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