Project Alert

Project Alert

Project Alert is a school-based prevention program that focuses on alcohol, tobacco, and marijuana use. The program seeks to prevent adolescents from experimenting with these drugs and reduce use among youth who have already begun to experiment or use, by teaching them skills needed to understand and resist pro-drug social influences. Project Alert uses role playing and rehearsal of new skills to stimulate students interest and participation, along with small group activities and question & answer sessions. The content focuses on helping students understand the consequences of drug use, recognize the benefits of non-use, build norms against use, and identify and resist pro-drug pressures.

The curriculum is comprised of 11 weekly lessons that last for forty-five minutes to an hour. A pre-test are given to the students before the course to establish prior knowledge and attitudes towards alcohol, tobacco, and marijuana. A post-test is administered after the course to measure any changes made.