Researchers from the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, University of New South Wales, Australia have published a poster covering their findings from the first review to focus specifically on computer and Internet-based programs for the prevention of alcohol and drugs in schools.
They found 7 programmes that had sufficient data, of which:
- 6 achieved a reduction in alcohol or drug use
- 2 decreased intentions to smoke
- 2 increased alcohol or drug-related knowledge
Looking at the results the authors perhaps unsurprisingly found:
The present results, together with the implementation advantages and high fidelity associated with new technology, suggest that programs facilitated by the Internet offer a promising delivery method for school-based prevention.