As at March 2021, the Positive Choices portal and resources had been accessed by 1,735,408 unique users, spanning 221 different countries. Hard copy resources were distributed to >3,000 schools across Australia in 2014 and 2020.
The impact of Positive Choices on the behaviour of its users has been examined in a small sub-sample of Australian school staff (n = 26) and parents (n = 100). Among school staff, 73% intended to deliver evidence-based alcohol/drug prevention education as a result of accessing Positive Choices resources. Among parents, 83% intended to implement more evidence-based alcohol/drug prevention parenting strategies as a result of accessing Positive Choices resources.
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3. Stapinski, L., Newton, N. C., Grummit, L., Lawler, S., Chapman, C., Kay-Lambkin, F. & Teesson, M. (2018). Addressing the evidence-practice gap in alcohol and other drug Prevention. Oral presentation, Society for Behavioral Medicine conference, New Orleans, Louisiana, US.