The Planet Youth team invited to accompany
the President of Iceland on a state visit to Canada

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DRUG PREVENTION IS POSSIBLE, preventing children and adolescents from initiation of drug use. In developing our approach, we relied on global research findings, as well as our own local observations about those individual and societal factors that contribute to the likelihood of adolescent substance use. 

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Publication of the Planet Youth Guidebook

The Planet Youth guidebook will support our partners and community teams in implementing the Icelandic Prevention model in their region. A shorter version of the guide is publicly available for download.

The Icelandic model

From highest to lowest in substance use – 15/16 year old students
in Iceland using the Icelandic model.

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Creating a better future for youth

In September 2022 Planet Youth organized it’s Annual Conference in Reykjavik where specialists from all over world gathered to discuss prevention work, society and the Planet Youth method.


During the past 10 years more than 100 peer reviewed articles have been published by our scientists on various matters related to public health, prevention, youth and on the Icelandic model.

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We provide step-by-step milestone guidelines for cities and local communities to minimize drug use among
children and adolescents. The model has proven easily transferable and can be applied in any community.

We offer three ways to deliver this model to you.