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A workgroup on primary prevention of drug abuse was set up by the COST A6 action of the European Commission. The first step was to identify relevant experts from different countries in the region who were then asked to produce country reports describing the situation of primary prevention and its evaluation in their countries. This book presents selected results of the working group's activities. Part of the publication consists of an overview of the country reports, including remarks on socio-cultural determinants of primary prevention and its evaluation. Two cases are then discussed in detail: that of the Leefsleutels programme in Flanders and that of Mia's Diary, an alcohol and drug primary prevention programme for the Nordic countries. Chapters are included on evaluation of substance use prevention programmes with implications for illicit drugs, and on the evaluation of primary prevention in the field of illicit drugs definitions, concepts and problems. An extensive glossary concludes the report.

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Authors: SPRINGER A, LBISucht, Vienna (AT);UHL A (EDITORS), LBISucht, Vienna (AT)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 18153 EN (1998) 235pp., ECU 25
Availability: Available from the (2)
ISBN: ISBN 92-828-2913-8
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