Drug Awareness and Prevention


These include poor school performance and early drop out, an increased risk of other mental health problems, dependency on substances, and an increased likelihood of juvenile offending. This highlights the need for effective prevention in adolescence to protect young people from these associated harms.

Drug abuse prevention begins with education, spreading the word regarding the dangers of drugs to oneself and to the community. These programs are just the beginning. The information provided is most effective when it is followed up with continued support. Drug prevention programs seek to involve the family, community or workplace in the prevention process. To be effective, communities need to sustain the progress.Drugs are chemical and substances that affect both your mind and your body. The prolonged use of drugs may lead to physical and/or psychological dependence. An overdose of any drug may lead to death.