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Too Good for Drugs (TGFD)
Character Education

Too Good for Drugs™ was found to have potentially positive effects on students' behavior and no discernible effects on students' knowledge, attitudes, and values.

Too Good for Drugs™ is designed to promote elementary and middle school students’ life skills, character values, resistance skills to negative peer influence, and resistance to the use of illegal drugs, alcohol, and tobacco. The program is based on classroom discussions and structured activities that center on interactive learning and skill-building exercises. Students engage in role-play and cooperative learning games and are encouraged to apply the skills to different contexts. Too Good for Drugs™ also includes the optional elements of parental and community involvement.

Findings

2
studies that met standards out of
2
eligible studies reviewed
Outcome Domain Effectiveness Rating Grades Improvement Index
Behavior Potentially positive effects 3-4
 
 
10
Knowledge, attitudes, & values Potentially positive effects 3-6
 
 
6

Last Updated: September 2006

Race

Asian
6%
Black
17%
White
70%
Not specified
2%

Ethnicity

Hispanic
10%
Not Hispanic
89%

Gender

Male: 50%
Female: 49%

Free & Reduced-Price Lunch

45%

Delivery Method

whole class icon
Whole Class

Urbanicity

Rural
Suburban

Locations

FL
South


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This intervention report was prepared for the WWC by American Institutes for Research under contract ED-02-CO-0022.

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