Project ALERT

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Project ALERT is a free, classroom-based substance abuse prevention program for 7th and 8th graders that’s proven to reduce the experimental and continued use of drugs.  Through a series of comprehensive lessons, Project ALERT motivates students against drug use, cultivates new non-use attitudes and beliefs, and equips teens with the skills and strategies they’ll use to resist drugs. Project ALERT is proven to: motivate students against drug use, provide skills and strategies to resist drugs, and establish new non-use attitudes and beliefs. Your curriculum resources include fourteen easy-to-follow lessons, all available in our convenient eReader or as a download. Each lesson includes implementation hints, reference materials and handouts that you can email directly to your students.

Key Outcomes: Understanding & Managing Oneself, Reducing Substance Use
Already in Schools: No
Cost: $ (<$100)
Provider: Educator
Training Requirements: Training Optional
Parent Involvement: Not Involved
Origin: US

Notes About this Intervention:

  • Online training for teachers to support implementation. 
  • Online lesson plans with supportive material such as videos and projectable posters.

Source: Project ALERT

Ready to partner with Lambton Public Health to implement this intervention?

For more information on implementing an intervention at your school, check out COMPASS for Schools on how you can create a mentally healthier space.