Prevention Stakeholders

Drug use prevention programmes are effective when they respond to the needs of a community, involve all the relevant sectors and are based on scientific evidence. Below are resources for:

UNODC encourages anyone interested in effective drug use prevention programmes to review the UNODC/WHO International Standards on Drug Use Prevention - Second updated edition. The Standards summarize the currently available scientific evidence, describing interventions and policies that have been found to result in positive prevention outcomes and their characteristics. Concurrently, the document identifies the major components and features of an effective national drug prevention system. It is our hope that the Standards will assist policy makers worldwide to develop programmes, policies and systems that are a truly effective investment in the future of children, youth, families and communities.

Health Workers

Health workers can have a positive and crucial influence on children and youth and their risk behaviour, helping them grow happy and resilient.

Parents

Parents have the most influence in helping their children grow happy and learn to cope well in difficult life situations.

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Teachers

Teachers can have a positive influence on children and youth to help them grow happy and resilient.

Prevention Workers

Prevention workers can have a positive influence on children
and youth to help them grow happy and resilient.

Policy Makers

Childhood is a period of significant development and great opportunity. As children advance through adolescence, they grow, explore, and have the chance to realize their individual unique potential.

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