Many schools address drug and alcohol prevention through a comprehensive approach which involves education and awareness, building strengths to promote resilience, and direct intervention.
Here is an example of the programs at one school: Mount Abraham Union Middle and High School.
Other schools in VT have similar programs.
For first hand information on education and prevention in schools watch this interview of 2 school professionals:
Sharon Koller, Student Assistant Professional at Mt Abraham Union Middle & High School
Brooke Jette, Prevention Specialist at Middlebury Union High School.
The Addison County Committee on Substance Use and Prevention has taught Addiction Education in Health Classes at
Mt Abraham Union MS/HS,
Middlebury Union HS and MS
Vergennes Union HS.
The Committee has also provided THE WARNING SIGNS to schools for inclusion in school newsletters going home to parents.