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Porto, Portugal, 19-20 November 2007 Pompidou Group Conference “Families, lifestyles and drugs - reaching families in prevention” Maurizio Coletti Working.

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1 Porto, Portugal, November 2007 Pompidou Group Conference “Families, lifestyles and drugs - reaching families in prevention” Maurizio Coletti Working group: Targeting vulnerable groups

2 Some common strong beliefs Drug use and misuse is more frequent among: Homeless, careless and deprived young people Children whose parents use/misuse drugs Young offenders School excluded young people Early sexually active young people

3 Some uncomfortable facts Inclusion criteria are not seen a definitive pre-cursor to problematic drug use Not all young people experiencing same factors became users/abusers Resilience

4 To became problematic drug user Individual factors (including genetic) Family factors Environment factors: –Socio economic – Availability of drugs –Difficult acces to social opportunities: »School »Leisure time »Job

5 From an “old” drug expert Claude Olievenstien (’70s): Drug does’nt make addict It is addict who makes drug

6 Without doubts... Society plays relevant role System of reference plays relevant role Individual charactheristics play relevant role

7 System of reference means... Institutions (school, church...) Social environment (friends, neighbourhood Family

8 Tasks for working group 1.Family: has the same influence in every Country? 2.Are families worried of drug in every Country? 3.Are families of vulnerable people reachble in every Country? 4.What are successfull action to involve families of vulnerable people in prevention?

9 5.What is (or are) secret(s) of a successful prevention project in marginalised environments? 6.What are the main obstacles of the work with vulnerable groups? 7.What are the role of professional emotions working marginalised environments? 8.What are the needs for research in such field?


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