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


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

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.