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 Opiate Addiction has taught Addiction Education in Health Classes at
Mt Abraham Union MS/HS,
Middlebury Union HS, and
Vergennes Union HS.
The Committee has also provided THE WARNING SIGNS to schools for inclusion in school newsletters going home to parents.