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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
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View the documentDetermining the content and selecting methods of the prevention programme
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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
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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
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close this folderV. Effectiveness of Drug Education
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View the documentEvaluation of Mass Media Drug Education
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View the documentVI. Conclusion and suggestions for Model Programmes of Drug Education

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After reviewing and discussing some of the main issues involved in drug education and prevention, this Chapter will deal with planning educational processes leading to the implementation of drug education programmes. Education can only be successful if it is considered as an activity and a social process, which has to be undertaken in a planned and systematic way. This part of the report highlights some important planning steps to be considered before developing any educational programme (7). Figure 1 shows an overview of the basic planning stages:

FIGURE 1: BASIC PLANNING STAGES IN PREVENTION

PLANNING STEP

BASIC PLANNING QUESTION

Drug problem assessment

What drug problem does the community need to address?

Development of prevention goals

What do prevention workers want to achieve?

Identification of resources and funding sources

What resources does the program need to achieve the objectives? Where will the money come from?

Determination of content and selection of methods and techniques

What does the target group already knows about drugs, how do they behave, communicate about drug users)

Implementation

How will the program be introduced, executed and continued

Evaluation

How can be determined whether the goals are met?

7) Prevention Plus II: Tools for Creating and Sustaining Drug Free Communities. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 1989.