Hidden JUULs: Vaping Goes Undercover

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“…but it’s not vaping, it’s JUULing.”  It’s challenging to keep up with all the latest trends in drug paraphernalia, not to mention the resulting creative teen-speak aimed at keeping parents and teachers in the dark. One of the newer offenders in vaposphe...
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Dr. Pam Luna Informs NPR Listeners About Legal Pot’s Potential Impact on Teens

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What does Dr. Pam Luna have to say about the Golden State turning green?  In early March, our senior workshop trainer (and one of Project ALERT’s original contributors) was interviewed by Alex Cohen of southern California radio station KPCC on the topic of the state’s recently-ap...
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Updated Proyecto ALERTA Program Manual Now Available

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The updated Proyecto ALERTA Spanish manual has been published and is available for download.  The revised curriculum contains the most current prevalence of use data from Monitoring the Future, based on their 2017 survey of thousands of 8th graders across the U.S. Additional updates on smoki...
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Newest Posters Feature Vaping, Heroin

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Just a reminder about the newest graphic additions to our program materials.  Our Danger! Cocaine! Meth! poster for booster lesson #1 has been updated to include…Heroin! Though use by 8th graders is relatively low at 0.2% of those surveyed, the numbers, as with most other substances, ...
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Focus on Fidelity

What Do We Mean By Fidelity? The Project ALERT curriculum is like a recipe: to get the best results, you need to follow it. Teaching with fidelity means teaching Project ALERT as it is written - including all the activities, and teaching them in the prescribed sequence. The following Project ...
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