Drug Educationand PreventionLost or found?
“Evidence regardingprevention is alwayswelcome, but it still willnot gain much funding.”Robert J. Maccoun, The Implicit Ru...
“Several decades of research have shownthat the promise and potential lifetimebenefits of preventingmental, emotional, and...
Rule 1                            Don‟t throwBy Flickr user gmdesign1   money away
4%                                              goes on                         96%                  prevention           ...
£37.4 million           Proportion we                                spend on primary                               preven...
£827,000The cost of a lifetime problematic drug user                       Source: PriceWaterhouseCoopers
Why we need early interventions                             Age 21, cost per                             person already = ...
Rule 2Follow theevidence
The Life Course ApproachCMO annual report: 2011 „On the state of thepublic‟s health‟
Adapted from Harry Rutter, director ofthe National Obesity Observatory       What       we doWhat                         ...
What doesn‟t work?   Scare    Knowledge Ex-users      The policetactics and    only     without a    as drug  images    ap...
schoolprogrammesthat work
Good Behaviour          Life Skills                                           Unplugged           Preventure    Game      ...
Rule 3 Leadershipis crucial
“education about                      drugs is vital and we                      should make sure                      tha...
“It is not the role of                                 Government to dictate                                 decisions tha...
If localismmeansbuildingfrom thegroundup...              By Flickr user nataliej
Rule 4Start fromwhat mightinterest /motivatesecondarybeneficiaries                Photo from Flickr user Russell Davis
Source: Chan et al (2012), Improving Child Behaviour Management: AnEvaluation of the Good Behaviour Game in UK Primary Sch...
Government spending on drug           education in EnglandSource: United Kingdom Drug Situation, UK   Source: EMCDDAFocal ...
What are we waiting for?                                                          Source: Washington State Institute for P...
What needs to happen?• Follow the evidence - prevention and early  intervention work.• Get evidence based programmes off t...
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    1. 1. Drug Educationand PreventionLost or found?
    2. 2. “Evidence regardingprevention is alwayswelcome, but it still willnot gain much funding.”Robert J. Maccoun, The Implicit Rules Of Evidence-Based Policy Analysis Updated Antisthenes the Cynic Photo by Flickr user Alun Salt
    3. 3. “Several decades of research have shownthat the promise and potential lifetimebenefits of preventingmental, emotional, and behavioral (MEB)disorders are greatest by focusing onyoung people and that early interventionscan be effective in delaying or preventingthe onset of such disorders.” National Academy of Sciences (2009) Preventing Mental, Emotional, and Behavioral Disorders Among Young People: Progress and Possibilities
    4. 4. Rule 1 Don‟t throwBy Flickr user gmdesign1 money away
    5. 5. 4% goes on 96% prevention of NHS spendingSource: Health England is on treating ill health
    6. 6. £37.4 million Proportion we spend on primary prevention in school£93.5 0.04% bnHow much the NHS spend onhealth in England Source: Health England
    7. 7. £827,000The cost of a lifetime problematic drug user Source: PriceWaterhouseCoopers
    8. 8. Why we need early interventions Age 21, cost per person already = £91 - £121kLevel of ProblemBehaviors Early Childhood Adulthood Source: PriceWaterhouseCoopers
    9. 9. Rule 2Follow theevidence
    10. 10. The Life Course ApproachCMO annual report: 2011 „On the state of thepublic‟s health‟
    11. 11. Adapted from Harry Rutter, director ofthe National Obesity Observatory What we doWhat The Olive ofwe do Preventionthat we What weknow do thatdoesn‟t we knowwork What we know works works
    12. 12. What doesn‟t work? Scare Knowledge Ex-users The policetactics and only without a as drug images approaches programme educators
    13. 13. schoolprogrammesthat work
    14. 14. Good Behaviour Life Skills Unplugged Preventure Game Training• Delivered to • Delivered to • Delivered to • Delivered to children 6 – 8 children 8 - 15 children 12 – children 13 – years years 14 years 14 years• Results: • Results: • Results: • Results: • 7% fall in • Up to 50% • 30% less • 40% drug misuse reduction in likely to decrease risk disorders at binge experience of alcohol 21 years drinking drunkenness consumption • 60% increase • Up to 75% • 23% • 55% in university reduction in reduction in decrease in attendance cannabis use cannabis use risk of binge in past month drinking
    15. 15. Rule 3 Leadershipis crucial
    16. 16. “education about drugs is vital and we should make sure that education programmes are there in our schools and we should make sure that they work.”Source: AlJazeera, March 2011
    17. 17. “It is not the role of Government to dictate decisions that are best made locally by professionals, so the Department does not issue guidance to local authorities on the commissioning of drug education programmes.” Sarah Teather, former minister for children and families, DfESource: Hansard, December 2011
    18. 18. If localismmeansbuildingfrom thegroundup... By Flickr user nataliej
    19. 19. Rule 4Start fromwhat mightinterest /motivatesecondarybeneficiaries Photo from Flickr user Russell Davis
    20. 20. Source: Chan et al (2012), Improving Child Behaviour Management: AnEvaluation of the Good Behaviour Game in UK Primary Schools
    21. 21. Government spending on drug education in EnglandSource: United Kingdom Drug Situation, UK Source: EMCDDAFocal Point (2011)
    22. 22. What are we waiting for? Source: Washington State Institute for Public PolicyCost of Good Behaviour Cost Benefit of Good BehaviourGame per pupil Game over time
    23. 23. What needs to happen?• Follow the evidence - prevention and early intervention work.• Get evidence based programmes off the shelves and into classrooms.• 45 minutes a week to develop pupils‟ life skills

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