February 20, 2018

Icelandic approach to teen substance abuse may be tested in west of Ireland

Pilot scheme would involve 7,000 young people in Galway, Roscommon and Mayo.

Jon Sigfusson, ICSRA director

The Irish Times wrote about the Planet Youth approach when Jon Sigfusson, ICSRA director, visited Ireland in February 2018.  

Iceland’s success in cutting substance abuse among teenagers may be tested in the west of Ireland with a pilot scheme involving 7,000 young people.

Imposing guilt on children and penalties on suppliers will not work, as the issue is a societal one, Icelandic director of the Planet Youth project Jon Sigfusson said in Galway. ( … )


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