Preventing amphetamine-type stimulant use among young people. A policy and programming guide.
(2006) Viena: UNITED NATIONS Office on Drug and Crime.
The present guide is aimed at policymakers in the field of drug abuse prevention. As such, it concentrates on providing essential information on the reasons why it is crucial to work to prevent ATS abuse and the most important principles to do so effectively.
The process used to prepare the guide was to review the best evidence available—that found in scientific journals and on Government and other credible websites. A discussion paper was prepared on the basis of this evidence. A group of expert practitioners and researchers was brought together for a three-day meeting to review the discussion paper and to give suggestions for developing two guides: one for practitioners and one for policymakers. Following the meeting, the guides were drafted, reviewed by the meeting participants, and finalized.