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International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking – preventing drug abuse

06/26/2018

International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking is observed on the 26th June as an expression of its determination to strengthen action and cooperation to achieve the goal of an international society free of drug abuse.

The theme for 2018 is: “Listen First – Listening to children and youth is the first step to help them grow healthy and safe.” It is a UNODC initiative to increase support for the prevention of drug use that is based on science and is therefore an effective investment in the well-being of children and youth, their families and their communities.

Drug abuse prevention begins with education, spreading the word regarding the dangers of drugs to oneself and to the community. That’s why here at Impero, we have provided you with ways to prevent drug abuse and illicit trafficking in schools, alongside ways to prevent drug abuse in a home environment, following the ‘Listen First’ theme.

Statistics

Approximately 50% of teens have misused drugs (prescription or illicit) at least once in their life.

23.6% of 12th grade students have reported using illicit drugs in the last year.

7.5% of teens reported that they had smoked marijuana for the first time before the age of 13

The majority of adolescents that abuse prescription opioid painkillers are able to obtain them from friends or family members, with about 33% obtaining prescriptions of their own

Preventing drug abuse and illicit trafficking in schools

Preventing drug abuse and illicit trafficking in a home environment

 

With Impero Education Pro’s extensive keyword libraries, covering key issues including drugs and substance misuse, school safeguarding staff are equipped with a glossary definition of terms, acronyms and abbreviations to help put a student’s online activity – and potential risk – into context. Scanning for certain terms which are typed anywhere on the school/college’s network, including email, apps, search engines, URL or HTML, you can be assured that the school/college is providing a suitable online safety solution. Our ‘confide’ button provides students with an anonymous reporting tool, giving them a voice and showing them that they are listened to.

To find out more about how Impero Education Pro can help prevent drug abuse and illicit trafficking, click here to book a free demonstration.

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