Archdiocese of New York Drug Abuse Prevention Program

Written on 01/04/2024
Greg Guastavino

Begins in 2024


The Monsignor Farrell High School Department of College Advisement & Guidance Guidance continues its partnership with the Archdiocese of New York Drug Abuse Prevention Program (ADAPP).  All students are invited to participate in the Life Skills Program, which begins in January 2024.

The Botvin LifeSkills Training Program

The Botvin LifeSkills Training Program for High School is an evidence-based program designed to help students develop personal management skills, social skills, and drug resistance. This 10-session program has been used in High Schools throughout the city to aid adolescents in identifying the importance of good health and how to make healthy lifestyle choices. The lessons are designed to be not only educational but also foster self-reflection and assessment.

There is a wide range of topics such as decision-making, risk-taking behaviors and substance use, managing stress and anger and positive communication/relationships with family and peers. Additionally, students will look at how the media affects their thoughts on health and well-being.

The program is interactive with the facilitator and other participants so students can model and practice their newly acquired skills through role plays, scenarios and other activities.

Sessions will be held in school during the day. All students are encouraged to participate.

Registration for the program can be done via the link that was emailed to all students and parents on 12/17, or by logging into the Students Only section of the website.  Register by Friday, January 12th.