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Drug Facts For Young People

Drug Facts 4 Young People

Available

Year: Year 5–6, Year 7–8
Targeted Drugs: ,

Developers

Regional Maple Leaf Communications Inc.

Summary

This is a comic-book style app that focuses on the decision-making processes that young people go through when confronted with drugs and alcohol in their lives. Topics covered include peer pressure, being a friend, decision making, setting goals and making positive choices.

This app is divided into 6 categories:
Choosing Role Models
You Develop Independence
Dealing With Parents
Why Do Some People Take Drugs?
Deciding Your Future
Drug Facts

Expected Benefits

  • Increased knowledge of drug information for young people
  • Tools for informed decision-making for young people

Evidence Base

Expert Review*:

This is a high quality app with an engaging comic-book style and characters. The information contained in the app about alcohol and other drugs is accurate and informed by evidence. It is also conveyed appropriately for the target audience of younger adolescents, from 10-14 years. This is a fun and engaging way for children to be introduced to alcohol and other drugs and associated factors.

*Review provided by researchers at the Matilda Centre for Research in Mental Health and Substance Use.