What is HeadOn: Making Good Choices?

By combining computer technology with proven prevention science, the HeadOn: Making Good Choices program offers an innovative approach to developing communication, decision making, and drug refusal skills while boosting your child's self-confidence and self-esteem.

What's the science behind HeadOn?

The development and evaluation of HeadOn was supported by a Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA).

An evaluation conducted with youth demonstrated that the program produced significant increases in knowledge about the topics covered in the program, including knowledge shown to serve as a protective factor against substance abuse and other high-risk behaviors.

The percentage change in accurate knowledge increased to an average of 97% after the HeadOn intervention, up from about 60% at baseline. Youth participating in the study rated the program highly useful, relevant, and easy to use.  They found the program to be interesting and most of all, fun.

What topics are covered?
  • What Does it Mean to be Assertive
  • What is Stress and How Can I Successfully Deal with it?
  • How Can I Make Good Friends?
  • What are Cigarettes and How do they Affect the Body?
  • How Can I Set and Achieve My Goals?
  • How Can Drug Use Affect a Person's Life?
  • What Should I do if Somebody Offers me a Drug?
  • Understanding Advertisements
  • How Can I Communicate Effectively?
What do I need to use the program?

The program will work with most web browsers (Internet Explorer, Firefox, Netscape, Safari), both on a Windows PC or a Mac.  You need to have, at least, version 7 of Adobe's Flash plugin.  Most systems have the plugin already installed.  If you need to install it, you can download it from Adobe's website

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For a limited time sign up is FREE.

As a service to parents and in an effort to get the word out about this exceptional program, we are offering free subscriptions to the first 500 users.

Sign up your child today and receive access to the program for 1 year at no cost.  Two subscriptions per household please :-)

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