Over the past ten years the enormous spread of psychotropic drug use has become one of the major problems for the transformation of Russian society. Drugs are widespread in the whole country and more than 65 regions became "higher risk" zones in terms of drug abuse.
The general objective of the project was to create a preventive system of drug use among teens and young people in the Orel region.
Assignment specific objectives were as follows:
- Development of a regional model of drug prevention among children and young people,
- Training of teachers and experts with modern methods of work with young drug addicts,
- Adaptation of the EU experience in the organization of preventive measures and fight against drug addiction.
Direct beneficiary of the project was the Laboratory for Social Technologies at the State Technical University of Orel. Intermediate beneficiaries are teachers, school psychologists and parents who will acquire better understanding and means of addressing the problem of drug addiction among the targeted group. End beneficiaries are teens who are exposed to the temptation of taking drugs.