Youth for drug prevention is a youth organization that works preventive with drugs, focusing on tobacco and alcohol debutes in early age. We are a non-profit organisation with young members all over Sweden.
Through Youth for drug prevention, adolescents will get the opportunity to get activated and engaged! They are the operators and the creators of change!
Youth for drug prevention believes that it is important to work drug preventive with children and adolescents. We work with different kinds of contract methods, such as SMART and Tobaksfri Duo. Children and adolescents will get the opportunity to sign a contract againts tobacco or a whole package of unsmart choises, which includes alcohol and other drugs.
Youth for drug prevention was founded in 2008. It was SMART:s youths councel that took the initiative during a meeting in Tyresö (outside Stockholm) in the fall, to start a non-profit organisation. It took about two days for the councel to form this new organisation, and they named it Smart Youth but now we have change our name to Youth for drug prevention (or in swedish – Unga Drogförebyggare).
Today, Youth for drug prevention has more than 3500 members organized in local clubs all around the country. To become a member you have to sign a contract against tobacco (tentatively with Tobaksfri Duo or SMART) and other drugs, and when you have signed the contract, you can choose if you want to become a member or not.
Youth for drug prevention work to inspire adolescents to a healthy lifestyle, free from tobacco, alcohol and other drugs! We know how important it is to prevent, and to prevent in the early part of peoples life – that’s why we are working with young people! Our focus lies with healhty factors, such as a positive context, social networks, knowledge, a healthy lifestyle, increased self-esteem, to reduce the risk factors etc.
Do you want to become a member, or are you just curious about our organisation? We are here for you! Don’t hesitate to contact us on our e-mail: [email protected]