North Shore Hebrew Academy High School initiated a comprehensive Drug Education Program in Fall of 2006. The student component is the Peer Drug Educator program. This selective leadership program includes approximately thirty-five juniors and seniors each academic year called Peer Drug Educators.
They receive a formal two-day training program provided by an addiction specialist, held in part at North Shore University Hospital. In addition to contracting to be drug-free, members educate fellow students, parents and the community about the prevalence of drug use and abuse, the associated risks, and strategies for prevention. In addition to monthly meetings, the Peer Drug Educators bring their program to NSHA 8th grade, and the high school 9th and 10 grade students, and are also involved in evening programming for parents. To date they have educated over six hundred fellow students.