Feasibility of the Climate Schools program in the United Kingdom

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The aim of this study was to examine the feasibility and acceptability of the universal internet-based Climate Schools program in the United Kingdom.Climate Schools is an evidence-based prevention course, aimed at reducing alcohol and cannabis use and consists of two sets of six lessons delivered approximately six months apart.  322 students were recruited from Year 9 classes at two secondary schools in London and were assessed at baseline and immediately following the full intervention on their levels of alcohol and cannabis use, as well as related knowledge, harms, and attitudes.Results from this feasibility trial were promising and evaluations from teachers and students were extremely positive. Internet-based drug prevention is therefore feasible and acceptable for use in the United Kingdom. A full evaluation trial of the Climate Schools program is now needed.

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Director of Prevention Research
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University of New South Wales
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Director of Prevention Research
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