State law addresses alcohol and Drug-use/abuse.
Utah Code 53G-10-405. Instruction on the harmful effects of alcohol tobacco and controlled substances.
(1) The state board shall adopt rules providing for instruction at each grade level on the harmful effects of alcohol, tobacco, and controlled substances upon the human body and society. The rules shall require but are not limited to instruction on the following: (a) teaching of skills needed to evaluate advertisements for, and media portrayal of, alcohol, tobacco, and controlled substances; (b) directing students towards healthy and productive alternatives to the use of alcohol, tobacco, and controlled substances; and (c) discouraging the use of alcohol, tobacco, and controlled substances
Utah Code 53G-10-406. Underage Drinking Prevention Program.
(c) “School-based prevention program” means an evidence-based program intended for students aged 13 and older that: (i) is aimed at preventing underage consumption of alcohol; (ii) is delivered by methods that engage students in storytelling and visualization; (iii) addresses the behavioral risk factors associated with underage drinking; and (iv) provides practical tools to address the dangers of underage drinking. (2) There is created the Underage Drinking Prevention Program that consists of: (a) a school-based prevention program for students in grade 7 or 8; and (b) a school-based prevention program for students in grade 9 or 10 that increases awareness of the dangers of driving under the influence of alcohol. (3)(a) Beginning with the 2018-19 school year, an LEA shall offer the program each school year to each student in grade 7 or 8 and grade 9 or 10
Utah State Office of Education: Secondary Health Core Curriculum
Substance Abuse Prevention (SAP) promotes overall health by teaching students the knowledge and skills to make choices to avoid substance abuse. Students will practice resisting negative peer pressure, understand marketing tactics, and learn the benefits of a substance free lifestyle.