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NCJ Number: 119665 Find in a Library
Title: Drug Demand Reduction Programmes for Young People in Hong Kong
Journal: Bulletin on Narcotics  Volume:37  Issue:2 and 3  Dated:(April-September 1985)  Pages:91-97
Author(s): W K Handrick
Date Published: 1985
Page Count: 7
Type: Program/Project Description
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: Hong Kong
Annotation: The wide range of drug demand-reduction programs being conducted in Hong Kong include community-involvement projects, preventive drug education and publicity through the mass media (television and radio announcements), and the production of educational and publicity materials.
Abstract: Most of these programs are intended to reach youth. The local district campaigns are held each year to increase public awareness of the dangers of drug abuse and to encourage public support in combating such abuse. A selected volunteer group encourages youth to participate in planning, organizing, and implementing drug-abuse prevention projects. A program called Youth Against Drugs Scheme, launched in 1981, is open to all youth groups. It permits youth to plan and implement anti-narcotics publicity projects in their own way, with limited adult supervision. These programs have proven successful in involving youth in the fight against drug abuse and associated problems.
Main Term(s): Drug prevention programs
Index Term(s): Hong Kong; Juvenile drug use
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