Developing an adolescent substance use prevention intervention: Keepin’ it REAL

Michelle Miller-Day, Michael L. Hecht, Jonathan Pettigrew

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This chapter discusses the social influence processes in drug offer contexts and follows the authors’ development the keepin’ it REAL: Refuse, Explain, Avoid, Leave (kiR) programme, a substance use prevention intervention comprised of ten, 50-minute lessons to enhance communication competence and social and emotional learning, teaching resistance skills, risk assessment, decision making, social support and conflict resolution while targeting drug norms and expectancies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationDesigning Evidence-Based Public Health and Prevention Programs
Subtitle of host publicationExpert Program Developers Explain the Science and Art
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9780429520549
ISBN (Print)9780367205140
StatePublished - Nov 29 2020

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)


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