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NCJ Number: 119664 Find in a Library
Title: Measures To Prevent and Reduce Drug Abuse Among Young People in Burma
Journal: Bulletin on Narcotics  Volume:37  Issue:2 and 3  Dated:(April-September 1985)  Pages:81-89
Author(s): U Khant
Date Published: 1985
Page Count: 9
Type: Program/Project Description
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: Burma/Myanmar
Annotation: Various forms of drug-abuse prevention programs are conducted in Burma for such groups as youths, parents, community leaders, and professionals working with youth.
Abstract: Prevention programs in schools include lectures and discussions, exhibitions, essay writing and other forms of competition for students, inservice training for teachers, healthy alternatives to drug use, a scheme for talented students, and participation in a national mass movement for literacy. Youth are also encouraged to participate in various community programs such as the Red Cross and volunteer fire brigades as well as in specially designed programs to prevent and reduce drug abuse. Compulsory registration as well as treatment and rehabilitation of drug-addicted persons are conducted in designated town hospitals. Community measures support aftercare and social reintegration of young drug addicts who have undergone treatment. Recent hospital statistics indicate a slowing in the rates of increase in new cases of heroin addiction, but concurrently, the rates of abuse of psychotropic substances, such as benzodiazepines, methaqualone, and barbiturates, as well as multiple drug abuse, are increasing. 6 references. (Author abstract modified)
Main Term(s): Drug prevention programs
Index Term(s): Burma; Juvenile drug use
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