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Youth and Drugs in South American Countries: A Public Policy Challenge

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General Info
Original or alternative title 
Jóvenes y Drogas en Países Sudamericanos: Un Desafío ara las Políticas Públicas
Geography 
Argentina (ARG)
Bolivia (BOL)
Brazil (BRA)
Chile (CHL)
Colombia (COL)
Ecuador (ECU)
Paraguay (PRY)
Peru (PER)
Uruguay (URY)
Coverage type 
Country
Time period covered 
11/2004 - 08/2006
Series or system 
Data type
Summary 

This report, subtitled "First Comparative Study of Drug Use in the Secondary School Student Population in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Chile, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay," presents the results of a nine-country study on drug consumption in 14-17 year old students. An extensive sample of 347,771 students from those countries was used for the study. Specific areas of investigation included the use of inhalants, alcohol, tobacco, and non-prescribed tranquilizers and stimulants.

Citation
Publication year 
2006
Suggested citation 
Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission (CICAD), Organization of American States (OAS), National Commission for Development and Life without Drugs (DEVIDA) (Peru), National Council for Narcotics Control (CONACE) (Chile), National Council for the Control of Narcotic and Psychotropic Substances (CONSEP), National Drug Board (JND) (Uruguay), Secretariat for Programming Drug Abuse Prevention and the Fight against Drug Trafficking (SEDRONAR), The National Council for the Fight against Illicit Drug Trafficking (CONALTID), United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). Youth and Drugs in South American Countries: A Public Policy Challenge. Washington, D.C., United States: Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission (CICAD), Organization of American States (OAS), 2006.