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A participatory handbook for youth drug abuse prevention programmes : a guide for development and improvement

Substance abuse as a social phenomenon is all the more worrisome because of its prevalence among youth. Over the last two decades or so, countries all over the world have seen an alarming rise in the incidence of substance abuse amongst the most productive and crucial section of their populations.

The main purpose of this handbook is to provide tools for both young people and adults who want to establish drug prevention programmes with the participation and active involvement of youth and the community. This handbook will also be useful to those who are already involved in existing youth drug prevention programmes and who are interested in assessing and improving their established programme.

United Nations Office for Drug Control and Crime Prevention