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The popular kids at school will act as 'anti-drug influencers'


Added 04-24-19 09:36:02am EST - “The scheme, known as 'Frank Friends', is funded by the NHS body? National Institute for Health Research, and will run across 48 schools in West England and South Wales.” - Dailymail.co.uk

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Dailymail.co.uk: “The popular kids at school will act as 'anti-drug influencers'”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

The most popular children at school will be recruited to act as anti-drug 'influencers' in a Government-backed scheme.

Teenagers who have been voted by their peers as the most 'trendy' will be trained in how to discourage their classmates from taking illicit drugs.

The scheme, known as 'Frank Friends', is funded by the NHS body National Institute for Health Research, and will run across 48 schools in West England and South Wales.

The most popular children at school will be recruited to act as anti-drug 'influencers' in a Government scheme that will begin in September across 48 schools (stock)

Dr James White, senior lecturer in public health at Cardiff University, said: 'There is limited evidence that [current] drug prevention interventions are effective. 

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