Arizona kids get schooled about drug prevention with Gov. Ducey’s pilot program

| December 21, 2016

By KTAR News

PHOENIX — An Arizona drug prevention program aimed toward seventh-grade students has led to 98 percent of students saying they can stay drug free during the school year, according to a recent news release.

Preliminary results from the Healthy Families – Healthy Youth pilot drug prevention program found that 98 percent of participating seventh-graders “felt confident that they could stay drug free during seventh grade.”

More than 95 percent of participating parents and guardians also said they had a “clear plan with their youth to avoid drugs and alcohol” during the school year, according to the release.

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