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The role of drug education in schools

Schools play an important role, both inside and beyond the classroom, in preventing alcohol and other drug harms.

While providing drug education as part of the curriculum is important, there is more schools can do.

Schools as a protective factor

Learning doesn’t happen solely in the classroom. The culture of the school, and the experience young people have attending it, can also be important protective factors against the harms from alcohol and other drugs.