More support for harm reduction education on drinking

Midford R., Cahill H., Ramsden R. et al. ‘Alcohol prevention: What can be expected of a harm reduction focused school drug education programme?‘ Drugs: Education, Prevention and Policy: 2012, 19(2), p. 102–110.

In Australia, alcohol outcomes from a secondary school harm reduction curriculum covering legal and illegal drugs strengthened the case that such education can not only curb harms, but also reduce consumption. Results suggest this approach might offer a more fruitful focus for education about commonly used substances than simply promoting non-use.