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Drug Prevention and Health

Avr 5, 2019 by

In the frame of the celebration of the World Health Day of the World Health Organization, the association Say No To Drug Belgium (SNTD.Be) held on April 4th a Conference: « Inform the Youth Before Dealers Do » in the Auditorium of the Churches of Scientology for Europe, Blvd de Waterloo, 1000 Brussels. This complies also with the 3 U.N. International Drug Control Conventions and the Convention on the Rights of the Child, both involving the responsibility of the States. In the presence of about 40 people from different ways of life, Julie, the SNTD.Be Coordinator of the anti-drug campaign introduced the theme starting with a short presentation of the goals of the association and described the different drug education prevention materials* used and made available for any educator interested by doing drug prevention actions in their field....

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FDFE Side Event at UNODC 

Mar 28, 2019 by

On 19 March 2019 the Foundation for a Drug Free Europe (FDFE) co-sponsored a side-event at the UNODC with Fundacion VIDA and Fundacion Mejora, both from Madrid and with the “Verein zur Förderung der Völkerverständigung” (VFV) from Vienna, during the 62nd Session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (14-22 March 2019). This CND Session was gathering more than 2000 participants from governments, NGOs with U.N. ECOSOC status and associations from civil society from around the world. The Ministerial Segment of 14-15 March was opened by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Executive Director, Yury Fedotov. He highlighted the importance of « comprehensive approaches to the difficult and complex problems posed by drugs, responses that put people first and seek to safeguard their health, well-being and future ». This was followed by video messages from...

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FR. Rugby vs. Drugs

Mar 11, 2019 by

It is in the pure French sport tradition that the 6 Nations Rugby Tournament was taking place in Paris during February. Pointless to say that a good supporter as well as a true tough rugby player has better to stay away of the drugs or to try to escape the reality by smoking drugs. Indeed all the physical and mental capacities and speed of reaction are fully mobilized during this kind of match, no complacency! This is why the French Say No To Drugs Team from Paris was present at the stadium with their booklets The Truth About Drugs as a reminder for the supporters. And they were rather well welcomed by the enthusiastic supporters for France and Scotland...

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BE. Panik? No if you Know!

Mar 10, 2019 by

The Responsible of the Say No To Drug Team of Brussels, Julie, had been invited by Radio Panik (105.4 MHZ FM) in the frame of the International Day of the Woman, to do a presentation on the very topical issue of the drug. The interview lasted about 15 minutes and was kindly led by the host Oncle Kinch. This was about the purpose of the association, what is a drug? and the educative tools used for the prevention. « Say NO to drugs Belgium » An association that provides young people and adults with factual information about drugs so that they can make an informed decision to lead a drug-free life. No one, especially not a teenager, likes to be taught or told what to do. Thus, we provide the facts that allow young people to...

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CZ: Music, Yes – Drugs, No !...

Mar 8, 2019 by

The Czech Republic Say No To Drug Team had expanded its prevention activities these last two months. Indeed, they held for the first time a drug information booth in Pilsen City ,during a night music event giving the floor to new bands and artists. This was gathering young people but not only and all the music lovers . The booth was set up right in the entrance of the club. This was a good opportunity for the volunteers to discuss freely about the drugs with the attendees. Many had good and pertinent questions which were utterly answered about: how harmful drugs and alcohol could be and why. A fruitful and friendly evening that the club manager appreciated too. Then, despite the cold weather, the Team did a big street distribution of more than 600...

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Side Event at the UN: Drugs – Better to Prevent than to Cure to Protect the Children...

Fév 25, 2019 by

« By listening to the needs of children and young people, prevention can contribute to their safety, health and well-being, and enable them realize their potential.  All our societies would be better off if more resources were devoted to supporting evidence-based drug prevention strategies, which are a sound and effective investment in families, schools and communities. »                                                                                                                                                  Yuri Fedotov, UNODC Executive Director – 26 June...

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