Too Good for Drugs

Program Overview

Too Good for Drugs provides the support and develops the skills students need to make good decisions when facing the increasing challenges of stress, peer pressure, and temptation.

Too Good for Drugs focuses on the risk and protective factors that can best be affected in a school-based program - favorable attitudes toward drug use and other problem behaviors, including low perception of harm; friends who engage in problem behaviors; intentions to use drugs.

It enhances protective factors by providing opportunities for pro-social involvement; establishing no-use norms; promoting bonding to pro-social peers; and increasing personal and interpersonal skills.

Skills Learned from the Program

Too Good for Drugs teaches the following skills, which research has linked with healthy development and academic success:

  • Bonding with pro-social others
  • Communicating effectively
  • Decision making
  • Goal setting
  • Identifying and managing emotions

Too Good for Drugs is approved as a SAMHSA Evidence Based Model System.