Too Good for Drugs

Too Good for Drugs™ K–8

Too Good for Drugs™ K–8 is a school-based prevention program designed to reduce risk factors and enhance protective factors related to alcohol, tobacco and other drug (ATOD) use among students. Too Good for Drugs™ K-8 has a separate, developmentally-appropriate curriculum for each grade level for Kindergarten through Eighth Grade. Each curriculum builds on earlier grade levels, an instructional design which enables students to learn important skills sequentially and retain them year after year.

Too Good for Drugs™ K-8 builds five essential life skills:

  • Goal setting
  • Decision making
  • Bonding with pro-social others
  • Identifying and managing emotions
  • Communicating effectively

Each complete, easy-to-use Too Good for Drugs™ K-8 grade level kit includes:

  • Teacher’s curriculum with ten 30- to 60-minute lessons
  • 50 student workbooks
  • Clear, measurable objectives
  • Colorful, attractive materials
  • Evaluation tools
  • Teacher tips
  • Parent components
  • Lesson extenders

Too Good for Drugs™ has been designated a Model Program by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). To achieve this status, programs must:

  • be implemented under scientifically rigorous conditions
  • demonstrate consistently positive results
  • be innovative and effective
  • respond successfully to the needs of their target populations

Too Good for Drugs™ has also been selected for prevention excellence by:

  • The Florida Alcohol and Drug Abuse Association
  • American Medical Association
  • Department of Children and Families
  • Southeastern Association of Safe and Drug-Free Schools


Too Good for Drugs™ K–8 will be provided in all K-8 schools. For additional information on this program contact: Lorraine Jimenez at