Too Good for Drugs High School Revised Edition Kit
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Too Good for DrugsHigh School Revised Edition

The research-based Too Good for Drugs High School prepares students with the skills they need for academic, social, and life success. Interactive games and activities provide practical guidance on dating and relationships, building healthy friendships, and refusing negative peer influence. Lessons foster analysis and discussion of the effects of ATOD use as well as prescription and OTC drug use and various nicotine delivery devices.

The Too Good toolkit includes everything you need to teach the lessons:

  • TGFD High School Teacher’s Manual
  • Student Workbooks
  • High School Digital Media Disc
  • Trial Run Game Board, Game Cards, and Tiles, 4 Sets
  • Level Up! Game Cards, 4 Sets
  • I'll Pass Game Cards, 4 Sets
  • Quality Assurance Cards, 4 Sets
  • Roll Call Cards, 4 Sets
  • Fact Check Cards, 4 Sets
  • Smoke Screen game Cards, 4 Sets
  • Deciding Factor Game Cards, 4 Sets
  • Alcohol Consequence Ball, Set of 10
  • My Yearbook Picture: A Horror Story - Role Play Script
  • Forensic Files Activity Set
  • Game Pieces with Die, 4 Sets

Additional sets of game materials may be purchased separately.

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Too Good for Drugs High School Revised Edition Kit

Item No: HS3900


Curriculum features include:

  • Ten 50-minute research based lessons completely scripted and conveniently presented in a three-ring binder, making them easy to use and enjoyable to teach.
  • Interactive lessons beginning with clearly-stated, measurable objectives and a list of materials needed to teach the lesson.
  • A parent component, “Bring it Home Newsletter for Parents and Teens,” to extend prevention skills and messages into the home. Home Workout activities for additional practice with parents, siblings, and caregivers at home.
  • A “Looking for More?” section with suggestions for infusion, recommended reading, and additional activities for reinforcing important concepts and skills.
  • Assessment materials to measure program effectiveness, fidelity of implementation, and student knowledge.
  • Comprehensive Pre-Training Component covering Character Education and Normative Education concepts as well as guidance for facilitating discussions about various substance use topics.

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How does Too Good work?

Too Good for Drugs High School offers ten fully scripted lessons to be delivered once a week in a single grade level.

Developmentally appropriate lessons feature topics of great interest to high school students, including identifying the negative effects of underage drinking, marijuana use, and nicotine use on the developing brain, distinguishing healthy and unhealthy relationships, and recognizing the stages of addiction and identifying available sources for help.

Lessons compare the risks of the use and abuse of heroin and other opiates with the risks of abusing prescription and over-the-counter drugs including prescription opiates and other pain relievers. The risks of ecstasy, cocaine, and methamphetamine abuse and other stimulants is covered as well. Students also learn to analyze media influence, peer pressure, and peer influence and explore their impact on expectations and decision making.

Too Good gives students the knowledge, skills, and attitudes they need to make responsible decisions and maintain a drug-free lifestyle.

Mitigates risk factors and builds protective factors

Too Good for Drugs & Violence High School focuses on the risk factors that can be positively affected in the classroom: favorable attitudes toward drugs and other problem behaviors; and friends who engage in problem behavior.

Too Good builds protection within the student by:

  • Establishing Positive Norms Including Healthy Beliefs and Clear Standards
  • Promoting Bonding to Pro-Social Peers
  • Increasing Personal and Social Skills

Builds core social and emotional learning skills

These social and emotional learning skills enhance success in the classroom and at home. These SEL skills promote self-awareness and social awareness and have been linked with school success and positive development:

  • Goal Setting
  • Responsible Decision Making
  • Bonding with pro-social others
  • Identifying and managing anger and other emotions
  • Effective Communication

Understanding the Logic Model

The Mendez Foundation developed Logic Models for Too Good to map out the Theory of Change and demonstrate graphically the assumptions that drive Too Good. The logic model communicates an "if-then" message of what changes the program intends to produce. It helps to make the connections among the target group, goals, strategies, objectives and planned program results and lays out what the program is expected to achieve and how it is expected to work.

Research Design

Each of the Too Good evaluation studies were conducted by third-party researchers and used randomized treatment-control group designs (pre-test/post-test, 20-week post-test, or one-year follow-up). The Researchers examined pre-test equivalence between treatment and control groups; potential bias of loss of student data over time; quality of program implementation; and estimates of reliability and validity of assessment tools.

Evaluation Studies

The award-winning Too Good programs have undergone rigorous, independent evaluation studies to measure their effects on students' skills, attitudes, intentions, and behaviors. Studies have been published in peer-reviewed journals and presented at national evaluation conferences. These studies demonstrate the effectiveness of Too Good.

Research Reports

2001 Summary 2001 Full Report