Climate Schools: Alcohol and drug education courses

The Climate Schools interventions have been designed to overcome main limitations to implementation challenges and to deliver effective prevention, tackling early initiation to drug and alcohol use among adolescents. The Climate Schools programmes are innovative health education courses, based on the effective social influence approach to drug prevention that a) uses a harm-minimisation approach to alcohol and drug misuse prevention, and b) addresses implementation failures through the use of the internet as a mode of programme delivery, which ensures a high fidelity of implementation. The Climate Schools programmes have been developed by researchers in collaboration with teachers, students, health and legal professionals to properly address all factors identified as potentially undermining efficacy of the intervention.