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Icelandic Prevention Model

Juin 6, 2018 by

The FDFE Representative attended in Reykjavik (Iceland) from 30th May to 1st June 2018 the Planet Youth Workshop based on the Icelandic Primary Prevention Model developed in 1998. The Agenda organized by the Icelandic Centre of Social research and Analysis (ISCRA) was divided in 3 parts: Setting the Scene, Core factors and Resources. There were about 70 participants coming from around the world (Canada, Russia, USA, and Europe), interested by the success obtain by Iceland in getting the youth drinking dropping from 42% to 5%. Based on research there were 4 key points to consider: Family Factors, Peer Group, Unstructured Activities and Organized Youth Work. With the help and participation of the NGOs, schools, Municipality, politicians and the government, the founders developed a sustainable Model where the parents are more involved in caring of...

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FDFE at 6th WFAD & 25th ECAD Conference...

Mai 19, 2018 by

On May 14-15 in Gothenburg (Sweden), the FDFE Representative from Brussels attended the 6th World Forum Against Drugs (WFAD) and the 25th European Cities Against Drugs (ECAD) Mayors’ Conference. This event gathering 388 participants was co-organized by WFAD, ECAD, Sverige Mot Narkotika and the City of Gothenburg. It was held in the main Conference and adjacent rooms of the Elite Hotel. To introduce the Forum, the Chair of the City Executive Board, Mrs. Ann-Sofie Hermansson, the WFAD International President, Mr. Sven-Olov Carlsson and the ECAD Chair, Mr. Viggo Lütcherath, as first speakers reminded that the world drug problem is both grave and serious and that the use and abuse of illicit drugs constitute a serious public health problem not only to the individuals, their families and close ones but also to their communities. The...

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Czech Republic – Drug Prevention...

Mai 1, 2018 by

On 26 and 27 April, the Czech drug prevention team did 4 lectures in different schools, one being specialized for children having behavior problems. In this latter, the teacher was impressed by how the young students were attentive, curious and cooperative with the lecturer. Altogether 88 children were educated on the harmful effects of drugs and they were given as a support and reminder 298 booklets on the Truth About Drugs. The first purpose of the 2016 UNGASS Outcome Document is  to reduce the drug use prevalence. Thus, effective drug prevention efforts start by educating and empowering the youth with data and correct information on what drugs are really and what they do to the individual, before they are reached by the false data of the dealers. Lecture in school Presentation in school Participation...

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Sidi Bel Abbes (Algeria) Against Drugs...

Avr 27, 2018 by

The President of the French association No to Drugs, Yes to Life (SNTD.FR), Catherine, created a partnership with the Algerian Association of Protection of the Youth Against Social Ills to help them to make a sustainable prevention campaign on the drug dangers at a large scale in their country, starting with their city Sidi Bel Abbes. The Wilaya of Sidi Bel Abbes (Algerian department) has between 900,000 and 1 million inhabitants in 52 communes, 15 sub-prefectures. There is a majority of 70% of young people in the Wilaya. Algeria is seriously affected by this drug scourge, some people even having begun to cultivate the cannabis plants in the country. The leaders of this association had elaborated a calendar of visits: . Visit to the « Directorate of Youth and Sports » . Visit to the « Directorate...

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Madrid: A Drug Prevention Education Premiere...

Avr 23, 2018 by

They were 208 soldiers including representatives of the whole hierarchy, Colonel, Commandants, Captains, Lieutenants, Sergeants, joining the troop to attend the lecture on drug done in the Spanish Army Artillery Regiment premises in Madrid. The one hour and a half lecture was delivered by Alfredo the CEO of the association Valencia Sin Drogas. Alfredo started to explain what are drugs (including alcohol and psychotropic drugs), how they work and why the drugs are dangerous and harming the person: body, mind thus degrading the personality and generating mental disorders. The stress was put on marijuana, being the most often the entrance door to the other drugs.This was an interactive lecture with the participation of some soldiers for demonstrations. The lecture ended by a Questions/Answers Time that was used to clarify some points about the drugs....

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