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European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction. [EMCDDA] (2013) Perspectives on drugs: Can mass media campaigns prevent young people from using drugs? Lisbon: European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction. 5 p.

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The use of mass media campaigns in drug prevention is both relatively common and not without controversy. Both policymakers and practitioners have hotly debated the effectiveness of such campaigns to reduce young people’s drug use or their intention to use. This analysis aims to contribute to the debate via a review of available evidence on the topic.

1. Analysis
2. Interactive map
3. Terms and definitions
4. Background theories


Item Type:Evidence resource
Publication Type:Guideline
Drug Type:Alcohol or other drugs in general
Intervention Type:AOD prevention, AOD disorder harm reduction
Source:EMCDDA
Date:May 2013
Pages:5 p.
Publisher:European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction
Corporate Creators:European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction
Place of Publication:Lisbon
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Accession Number:HRB (Electronic Only)
Subjects:J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Substance use prevention
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Basic prevention categories > Targeted prevention
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Prevention approach > Prevention through information and education
N Communication, information and education > Information use and impact
T Demographic characteristics > Adolescent / youth (teenager / young person)
VA Geographic area > Europe

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