Life Skills Training and Drug Misuse
Here is the link to the article.
In health class, we learned that drugs can negatively impact the teenager's brain, particularly when parts of the brain, such as the Pre-Frontal Cortex are undeveloped. As such, this article is significant because it helps prevent drug use in adolescents to prevent brain damage during this very important part of development.
Personally, I believe that such a program can benefit many teens, especially when it is presented before a teen is exposed to drugs. Life skills training could be effective in many other areas, and I believe this would be a good use of school resources to help prevent problems down the road. My parents provided me with a lot of support so that I would avoid drugs, but in some cases where the family is unwilling to talk about these sensitive issues, this is a good solution.
Do you think this program outweighs the cost and would you attend it? Furthermore, do you think there could be any other benefits of life skills training?
For more information, the full research paper is here.