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close this bookDrug Education: Programmes and Methodology - An Overview of Opportunities for Drug Prevention (EC - UNESCO, 1995, 41 p.)
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View the documentIntroduction
close this folderI. Drug Abuse Prevention Strategies
View the documentSupply reduction or demand reduction?
View the documentDilemmas of drug prevention
close this folderII. The planning process of drug education
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View the documentDrug abuse assessment
View the documentDeveloping prevention goals and objectives
View the documentIdentification of resources
View the documentDetermining the content and selecting methods of the prevention programme
View the documentImplementation
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View the documentProgrammes, target groups and intermediaries
close this folderIII. Methods and techniques of drug education
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View the documentDrug Education and Mass Media
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close this folderDrug Education utilizing group methods and techniques
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View the documentKnowledge and drug information model
View the documentAffective education model
View the documentSocial influence model
View the documentLife skills model of drug education
close this folderIV. Drug Prevention in some European Countries: A Review of Policies and Programmes
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View the documentUnited Kingdom
View the documentThe Netherlands
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close this folderV. Effectiveness of Drug Education
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View the documentEvaluation of Mass Media Drug Education
View the documentEvaluation of Drug Education through Group Methods
View the documentVI. Conclusion and suggestions for Model Programmes of Drug Education

Affective education model

This model was developed in the seventies and presents a rather different model of drug education where drug information plays only a minor role. The affective education model is based on the assumption that drug abuse has its main cause in the shortcomings of young personalities low self-esteem, inability to make rational decisions and express feelings and inadequate problem-solving skills. Therefore, the main goal of prevention should be enhancing self-esteem, improvement of decision-making and problem solving skills. This model IS largely rooted in the principles of humanistic psychology, the expectation being that once a young person has solved his or her basic interpersonal problems, the risk of involvement in drug abuse will be much lower. The Californian School and Community Prevention Programme '20) is a very recent example of a drug prevention programme developed according to these principles.

20) Towards a State of Esteem. Final Report of the Californian Task Force to Promote Self Esteem. Cal. State Department of Education, Sacramento, USA. 1990