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project northland alcohol prevention curriculum

Project Northland is a state-of-the-art curriculum shown to reduce alcohol use in middle school. The curriculum gives administrators everything they need to implement a program to meet the need for an alcohol education system for middle school students.

32180 Power Lines Curriculum 2nd Ed. Project Northland (8th Grade)
32181 Program Guide Curriculum Project Northland
32178 Slick Tracy: A Sixth-Grade Alcohol-Use Prevention Curriculum
32179 Project Northlands:Amazing Alternatives Curr.2nd Ed.(7th Gr)


Alcohol is the drug most widely used by teens. Studies show that many teens begin drinking before their 13th birthdays. This early alcohol use is associated with health and social problems, including alcohol abuse and dependence, alcohol-related violence and injuries, issues related to drinking and driving, truancy, risky sexual behavior, and other drug use throughout adolescence and into adulthood.

Project Northland series for middle school and high school students is a state-of-the-art alcohol-use prevention program backed by more than 18 years of research and more than 45 scientific publications. Students participating in Project Northland showed a 30% reduction in weekly drinking and a 20% reduction in monthly drinking. Research also shows that Project Northland can significantly reduce teen marijuana and tobacco use.

Delivering Project Northland is now easier than ever before. The second edition is completely redesigned to be more portable and user-friendly, and it includes helpful new resources to

  • reflect greater diversity
  • present realistic situations facing today's youth
  • maintain fidelity to the original version and its powerful prevention messages

Now better-than-ever, the 2nd Edition of Project Northland includes helpful new resources, reflects greater diversity, shows realistic situations facing today's youth, and maintains fidelity to the original version and its powerful prevention messages. This 2nd Edition is completely redesigned to be more portable and user-friendly. Delivering Project Northland is now easier than ever!

The Project Northland Comprehensive Collection includes:

Slick Tracy Curriculum for 6th Grade

Slick Tracy is the first Project Northland curriculum. With peer leaders, family-friendly comic books, an exciting poster fair, and popular art from the program's urban edition, Slick Tracyactivates learning at home, in the classroom, and in the local community.

Read the introduction and chapter one of: Slick Tracy.

Amazing Alternatives Curriculum for 7th Grade

The second of the Project Northland curricula, Amazing Alternatives focuses on reducing the social acceptability of alcohol use, encouraging alcohol-free alternatives, and teaching students to identify and resist influences to drink. Complete with activities that involve peer leaders, new parent materials, and an updated audio drama, Amazing Alternatives is an engaging, interactive program that has been proven effective in delaying the onset of alcohol use among young people.

Read the introduction and chapter one of: Amazing Alternatives.

Power Lines Curriculum for 8th Grade

The third of the Project Northland curricula, Power Lines, is intended to empower eighth graders as emerging members of the adult community. Complete with new parent materials, activities in which students share peer leadership roles, a re-enactment of an alcohol-related controversy, and an array of fun community projects, Power Lines gives students opportunities to become positive influences at and away from school, in their peer groups, and with younger students.

Read the introduction and chapter one of: Power Lines.

Project Northland Program Guide for administrators and program coordinators

The Program Guide helps administer the entire Project Northland curriculum.  The guide gives direction on how to implement the programs at all levels.  Project Northland and the Program Guide is designed to meet the needs of a comprehensive curriculum to reduce incidence of teen alcohol use.

Project Northland Alcohol Prevention Set of 4 Curriculum (32177) contains all the Project Northland programs: Slick Tracy (32178), Amazing Alternative (32179), and Power Lines (32180), along with the Program Guide (32181).  This package is designed to meet the requirements of a middle school alcohol education curriculum.