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This bulletin highlights three attempts to prevent substance use among London school or college students. The first two used the same system to adjust counselling to the personality of the student and had at least some short-term success, even when using school staff as counsellors. The third individualised the approach via motivational interviewing but without success. From a different domain entirely is the latest from the Scottish national drug treatment evaluation focusing on the possible impact of aftercare.