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Too Good for Drugs

Too Good for Drugs and Violence

Skill development is at the core of Too Good for Drugs, a universal K-12 prevention education program designed to mitigate the risk factors and enhance protective factors related to alcohol, tobacco, and other drug (ATOD) use. The lessons introduce and develop social and emotional skills for making healthy choices, building positive friendships, developing self-efficacy, communicating effectively, and resisting peer pressure and influence.

Too Good for Drugs teaches five essential social and emotional learning skills, which research has linked with healthy development and academic success:

  • Setting Reachable Goals

  • Making Responsible Decisions

  • Bonding with Pro-Social Others

  • Identifying and Managing emotions

  • Communicating Effectively


At the elementary school level, additional skills and developmental topics build on the core skill set to broaden the student’s sense of self-efficacy and confidence.  Lesson designs are tailored to the intellectual, cognitive, and social development of the student.  Interactive games and activities help students visualize and apply the strategies and skills directly so they can begin to apply them in their daily life right away.

Middle School

Too Good for Drugs empowers teens to meet the challenges of middle school life fostering confidence and building resistance to substance abuse. Students set and reach more complex goals and, in the process, develop and practice stronger decision-making skills and effective-communication skills.

High School

Too Good for Drugs in High School applies real world challenges teens face in high school to explore practical guidance for understanding the negative health effects related to prescription drug misuse, underage drinking, marijuana abuse, opioid abuse, and nicotine use. Students also explore the stages of addiction and the risks associated with experimentation.

The holistic approach (school, student, family) to the program helps make sure that across the board the objectives are being supported and encouraged. The goal is to set the student up for success and this program helps the other adults in their lives to be a part of that as well.

-Colleen D., Community Outreach Specialist

Our Locations:

Services are provided statewide either in person or through virtual programming throughout the state of Arizona.

If you are interested in seeing one of our programs at your location

please contact us. 

Julie Craig 

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