The UNODC Prevention, Treatment and Rehabilitation Section organized the Scientific Consultation on Prevention of Drug Use and Treatment of Drug Use Disorders in December 2016. Thirty leading researchers from around the world presented the state-of-the-art science, and over two hundred policy makers from eighty five countries discussed the latest findings in drug prevention and drug dependence treatment. See the presentations!
The online learning module of the Canadian Centre of Substance Abuse provides a basic understanding of the Portfolio of Canadian Youth Substance Abuse Prevention Standards, and helps prevention teams, mental health professionals, school administrators and education professionals, social workers and others to plan, select, implement and evaluate prevention initiatives in their communities and schools, and at home.
The webinar 'Substance Abuse Prevention in Schools' is a part of the 'School Health and Nutrition' webinar series that provides monthly presentations by leading policy makers, researchers and implementators engaged in improving the health and education of children in low and middle income countries across the globe. This webinar discusses the role of education sector in contributing to the prevention of drug use and other risky behaviours, and introduce the types of school based approaches found effective for preventing later substance use. The presentation highlights the important role schools can have in preventing substance use and ensuring children and youth grow healthy and safe in to adulthood.
Adolescent brain – slideshow with speakers notes