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.
Why this handbook was written
Who wrote the handbook and how
Who is this book written for/the target
How should this book be used
What can you expect by following this manual?
Understanding substance abuse
All about drugs
Understanding drug abuse / why do young people use drugs?
Basic prevention principles
Finding out what your community needs and planning a programme
Developing a youth planning team
The information you need