Anita Krug, Alcohol and Other Drug Advisor at headspace, was involved in the development of the WHO, UNODC and UNESCO joint publication on ‘Education sector responses to the use of alcohol, tobacco and drugs’.
The publication provides evidence-based research and findings which will guide the education sector to enhance their programme and approaches in challenging substance use among young people.
Ms Krug said, ‘Alcohol and other drug use among school students is an issue of concern in Australia. The education sector can play an important role in supporting young people who use and/or are at risk of using drugs with prevention, early intervention and harm reduction approaches. Ensuring the response is evidence-based is important.
This resource draws on the evidence and international experience with different programs and approaches that can be used in schools with young people.’
The publication is being released at the Commission on Narcotic Drugs in Vienna, Austria and it can be viewed by clicking here.