Substance misuse prevention initiative

The Task Force is developing a new initiative during 2018 on substance misuse prevention. This initiative will involve training-up personnel already working in youth prevention, and providing each – through their agency – with a small budget to operate a series of groupwork programmes. The groupwork programmes will target vulnerable youth, aged 13-19, as follows:

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  • Young people in community settings, such as youth services, special youth projects, care and after-care projects, family resource services, and out of school education, with a focus on preventing or delaying onset of substance use and misuse, and
  • Young people who have already commenced cannabis or other drug use, with a focus on preventing an escalation from occasional to regular or serious use.

Further information

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