The Australian School Health and Alcohol Harm Reduction Project (SHAHRP)
The Australian School Health and Alcohol Harm Reduction Project (SHAHRP) is a program that uses a harm minimization approach to reduce alcohol-related harm in secondary school students. Following a positive evaluation in Australian schools, the program was adapted for use with 14-16 year olds in Northern Ireland. In order to adapt the curriculum a working group of drug and alcohol educators was convened in order to help adapt the Australian curriculum to the context of Northern Ireland. Next, the adapted material was piloted in nine schools. Pilot testing produced positive results, and the next step was to begin a controlled non-randomized trial, with the participation of 29 schools (McKay, McBride, Sumnall, & Cole, 2011).
McKay, M. T., McBride, N. T., Sumnall, H. R., Cole, J. C. (2011). Reducing the harm from adolescent alcohol consumption: Results from an adapted version of SHAHRP in Northern Ireland. Journal of Substance Use, Early online 1-24.