Anti-drug movement

Prevention methods are applied in different areas and in this blog some topics and programs in primary and secondary prevention will be described. We begin this section with a list of important trends in the anti-drug movement:
the tendency to include the family (especially parents) in the anti-drug movement;
developing the ability to resist, in particular the development of strategies used to avoid pressure to use the drug;
program development in addition to broader social movements. For example, an anti-drug school curriculum may be complementary to messages disseminated through the media;
identification of social groups prone to alcohol and other drugs and the development of programs specifically for them;
increased attention to drugs, the use of which is a direct way to the use of other drugs. While most programs struggle with illicit drugs, some programs focus their attention on preventing the onset of the use of tobacco, alcohol and, in particular, marijuana. They are regarded as “intermediate” narcotic drugs, from which they shift to the use of “hard” drugs, such as cocaine, heroin and LSD;
increasing attention to programs designed to minimize the risk and negative consequences of already started drug use. These programs do not allow the use of drugs, but seek opportunities to minimize the negative consequences associated with their use, for the person and for society.

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