Management system for drug-free school



Substance abuse is a problem whose social and economic consequences are difficult to survey, from both a societal and individual level. In many cases, due to added abuse at a young age, often in elementary school or high school.

In Sweden there are about 5000 primary and secondary schools with a total of about 1.4 million students. And although the number of children and adolescents who try tobacco, alcohol or drugs declined slightly in recent years so the statistics are still alarming:

• 20% of students in grade 9 intense consume alcohol at least once in månaden1
• 10% of the country's 15-year-olds smoke and / or snuff at least every vecka2
• 7% of all ninth graders have already had time to try narkotika1
• 15% of the country's high school students have experience narkotika1

(Annual statistic for Sweden)


For a drug-free school / business

RS 2360:2008, or certification for a drug-free school / activities that the new standard is also called, is designed to prevent children and young people get stuck in some kind of abuse. Unlike many other efforts in the area, then a certification to a standard not a project that lasts for a limited period. The standard helps rather than school boards to work systematically with measures to continuously combat the use of drugs in school.

The standard has been developed at the initiative of Gothenburg Poseidon Rotary Club, in collaboration with the Parents' Association Against Drug and SKF certification.


Sources:
1) Central Association for Alcohol and Other Drugs.
Statistics from 2005-2007.
2) Institute of Public Health. Statistics from 2005.