Nine published studies, including results from five randomised control trials, support the benefits of the Climate Schools: Alcohol & Cannabis Module in Australia.
Please note these results reflect when the module is also delivered alongside the Climate Schools: Alcohol Module.
The five most relevant studies are listed below:
Newton, N. C., Chapman, C., Slade, T., Birrell, L., Healy A., Mather, M., McBride, N., Hides, L., Allsop, S., Mewton, L., Andrews, G., & Teesson, M. (2020). A national effectiveness trial of an eHealth program to prevent alcohol and cannabis misuse: responding to the replication crisis. Psychological medicine, 1-9.
Teesson, M., Newton, N. C., Slade, T., Chapman, C., Birrell, L., Mewton, L., Mather, M., Hides, L., McBride, N., Allsop, S., & Andrews, G. (2020). Combined prevention for substance use, depression, and anxiety in adolescence: a cluster-randomised controlled trial of a digital online intervention. The Lancet Digital Health, 2, 74-84.
Champion, K. E., Newton, N. C., Stapinski, L., Slade, T., Barrett, E. L., & Teesson, M. (2016). A cross-validation trial of an Internet-based prevention program for alcohol and cannabis: Preliminary results from a cluster randomised controlled trial. Australian and New Zealand journal of psychiatry, 50, 54-73.
Newton, N. C., Andrews, G., Teesson, M., & Champion, K. (2014). Universal internet-based prevention for alcohol and cannabis use reduces truancy, psychological distress and moral disengagement: a cluster randomised controlled trial. Preventive Medicine, 65, 109-115.
Newton, N. C., Teesson, M., Vogl, L. E., Andrews, G. (2010). Internet-based prevention for alcohol and cannabis use: final results of the Climate Schools course, Addiction, 105, 749-759.
The Climate Schools programs received a three-star rating from the National Centre for Education and Training on Addiction (NCETA) following their comprehensive systematic review of alcohol education programs. Climate School was the only Australian program to receive the maximum evidence rating.
The Climate Schools programs were recognised at the 2014 Society of Mental Health Research conference with the Australian Rotary Health Knowledge Dissemination award.
The Climate Schools Alcohol and Cannabis module is included in SAMSHA's National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (USA).
Page last reviewed: 5 August 2020.