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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
View the documentEvaluation
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
View the documentPrinciples of Mass Media
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
View the documentSweden
View the documentGermany
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


This Chapter gives more detail about some national drug abuse prevention policies and strategies in order to propose a practical overview in some European countries during the last decade and to offer a few illustrations of how drug abuse prevention theory or philosophy can be translated into practical prevention, and into educational programmes for different target groups. The focus will be on some aspects, such as:

- background information on national drug policy;
- types of educational or prevention programmes;
- short description of some programmes;
- review of evaluation studies.

There are, of course, many types of prevention programmes being carried out in these countries. The aim is not to offer an extensive overview, but rather to give an idea of how the main programmes, targeted on segments of the national population, fit (or do not fit) into the policy framework of a country.

Mass media programmes, school drug prevention programmes, training programmes for health professionals, and community prevention programmes have been selected from The United Kingdom, The Netherlands, Sweden and Germany.