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Too Good for Drugs

Too Good for Drugs is part of a comprehensive family of substance use and violence prevention curricula designed to build protection within the child to mitigate the risk factors associated with risky behavior. Too Good develops a framework of social skills to establish and promote setting reachable goals, making responsible decisions, communicate effectively, identify and manage emotions, and bond with pro-social peers in addition to peer pressure refusal, problem solving, conflict resolution, and media literacy.

Too Good for Drugs empowers teens to meet challenges, fostering confidence and building resistance to substance abuse. Students set and reach more complex goals and, in the process, develop and practice stronger decision-making skills and effective-communication skills.

 

Students also learn to identify and manage their emotions and the emotions of others so they can better relate to others and seek to associate with positive peer groups. Too Good for Drugs addresses environmental and developmental risk factors related to alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs through the development of knowledge, skills, and attitudes teens need to make healthy decisions consistent with their health goals.

 

Substance use topics are discussed in the context of expectations, peer pressure and influence, and the role of the media. In particular, more complex social challenges and influences that present a greater risk for escapism and risky behavior are explored and met with strategies for managing those situations in a positive and healthy way.

 

Interactive games and activities create an experiential learning environment so students can learn and apply the skills in the classroom setting. Additional skills and developmental topics build on the core social skill set to broaden the student’s sense of self-efficacy and confidence and are tailored to the intellectual, cognitive, and social development of the student.

 

The following coalitions implement this program:

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