EX-ICE USERS LECTURING KIDS ISN'T THE ANSWER TO PREVENTING DRUG USE

September 16, 2016

EX-ICE USERS LECTURING KIDS ISN'T THE ANSWER TO PREVENTING DRUG USE

Associate Professor Nicole Lee from the National Drug Research Institute and Nicola Newton from the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre have published an article on The Conversation titled "Ex-ice users lecturing kid's isn't the answer to preventing drug use."  The article describes a program developed by the Australian Anti Ice Campaign based on the Montana Meth Project, which while well intentioned has been shown to increase positive perceptions of methamphetamine use. The authors describe what works in school drug education, based on decades of research. The authors also highlight the potential unintended consequences of poorly designed school drug prevention campaigns, which can include increases in substance use, risk and harm.

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