The Alcohol and Drug Education and Prevention Information Service (ADEPIS) was established in 2013 by the prevention charity Mentor UK to share information and resources with schools and practitioners working in drug and alcohol prevention.
ADEPIS is publicly acknowledged as the leading source of evidence-based information and tools for alcohol and drug education and prevention for schools. In 2015 the ADEPIS project was expanded to include the Centre for Analysis of Youth Transitions (CAYT), providing expert advice and a database of case studies for evidence-based prevention programmes.
The resources we have produced draw on more than 20 years of work in the prevention field, including eight years of work with the Drug Education Forum, which supported local authorities and schools to implement best practice in drug education.
In 2017, ADEPIS was recognised by UNESCO, UNODC and WHO as a “prime example” of best practice in alcohol and drug education.
ADEPIS is funded by Public Health England and the Home Office.