MDMA & Emerging Drugs Prevention Program for Students

Overview

The clinically proven OurFutures MDMA & Emerging Drugs prevention program as an education course aims to empower high school students to prevent and reduce drug-related harms, stay safe, and resist peer pressure to use MDMA and emerging drugs.

Co-designed with students and teachers and based on the principles of effective drug education, the OurFutures MDMA & Emerging Drugs prevention program equips teens with facts and information about ecstasy and emerging drugs using relatable cartoon storylines.

How it works

  • Highly relatable cartoon storylines based on young people’s experiences.
  • Interactive exercises encourage teens to apply the skills they learn in preparation for future experiences.
  • Information worksheets, class discussion, role plays, and homework activities ignite conversations and deepen topic understanding.

What students learn about

  • Drug classification.
    • What is MDMA?
    • What are new and emerging drugs?
  • Prevalence of MDMA and emerging drug use.
  • Effects of MDMA and emerging drugs.
  • Risk-taking behaviour and consequences.
  • Making choices and effective communication skills.
  • Seeking help for drug-related emergencies.

What students say

We asked high school students why they liked the OurFutures MDMA & Emerging drugs prevention program.

Relatable characters and storylines

“The facts and places to find help were woven into the story without it sounding unnatural.”

“Helped me learn about MDMA and emerging drugs in a fun and entertaining way.”

Informative and factual

“Tells you about MDMA and what to do in those situations.”

“Very informative and gave a lot of information, covering questions I had relating to MDMA and emerging drugs.”

Recommended years

Years 10 and 11*
*As a well-being initiative.

Lessons

Four 40-minute lessons, including a 20-minute cartoon story and teacher-facilitated activities.

Evidence rating

Positive Choices, Gold
This resource is supported by multiple published studies.

Curriculum-mapped

The OurFutures MDMA (AKA Ecstasy) & Emerging Drugs prevention program is mapped to national and state-based Health and Physical Education curricula. Visit our directory to view the mapping for your state.

Proven Student benefits

  • Increased knowledge about MDMA and new psychoactive substances.
  • Reduced intentions to use new psychoactive substances.
View the evidence

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