Preventing initiation of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs is an important component in the ADIC’s comprehensive drug control programme. Behavioral changes of students are expected through effective education on drug prevention with innovative and technically accurate interventions. It also hopes to mobilize the students to make changes among peers. Hence it is the responsibility of the School Programme of ADIC to implement such approaches by reaching the tomorrow’s potential drug user through the schools.
Awareness programmes for students and training programmes for teachers are implemented in collaboration with the Ministry of Education in order to create an environment that discourages alcohol, tobacco and other drugs use among the students. In addition to the formal activities, campaigns and exhibitions are carried out to minimize the initiation of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs.
“Youth Zone” is a group consisting students who are out going, ready to follow new trends, do experiments, create trendy activities in schools and the most vulnerable to initiate alcohol, tobacco and other drugs. ADIC uses a student centered approach for the Youth Zone to establish a sustainable process to minimize the use of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs initiation at schools.