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Preventing AOD problems through schools

Schools can play a key role in preventing alcohol and drug problems. Learn how parents and the wider communities can help them.

Alcohol and drug education in schools alone can’t be expected to outweigh the impact of cultural traditions, sophisticated marketing of alcohol and tobacco, and the powerful role modelling by parents, siblings and other adults.

We can influence change

Schools can contribute to attitude and behaviour change around AOD, just as they did in the case of the social campaign against smoking.