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This bulletin highlights three studies of the popular Swedish Örebro intervention to prevent heavy teen drinking based on presentations at routine school parent meetings. In the first trial it was highly effective but in the two later trials not effective or only with alcohol lessons for the children. This series of studies raises issues not just about the intervention, but about the generalisability of developer-led initial trials.