Research evidence suggests that regular exposure to educational programs, that expand upon previous programs, and are provided at critical times in a students behaviour development, assists in maintaining previously adopted behavioural change in the exposed group. Local data indicates that the prevalence of alcohol use increases in young people as they come into their senior years of secondary school. Accordingly, the SHAHRP 2000 study followed the SHAHRP student cohort into their two senior years of high school and investigated the effects of an additional evidence-based 'booster' education program during these senior years.
A further intervention was implemented during the year 2000 when SHAHRP students were in year eleven. The students were then surveyed on knowledge, attitudes, context of use, consumption and harms associated with alcohol use situations in years eleven and twelve. Final analysis of results is currently being undertaken.