Substance use prevention in educational settings in Eastern Europe and Central Asia: a review of policies and practices

Case Studies & Research
UNESCO Office Moscow
81 p.
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Профилактика потребления психоактивных веществ в образовательных учреждениях стран Восточной Европы и Центральной Азии. Обзор нормативной базы и существующей практики

Promoting health and a healthy lifestyle among children and youth is a national priority for all Eastern European and Central Asian countries, and is reflected in their country policies. Schools have an important role to play in health promotion, by preparing children, adolescents and youth for a healthy and safe adulthood. This review of policies and practices provides a brief account of the achievements to date in prevention education (with special focus on drug use prevention), and outlines the challenges still to be addressed.

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