Australia, England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland Education and children's services , Health and social care

The legacy of ​​the Iceland model and its transformation of teen substance use

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Summary

Iceland has radically reduced rates of teenage smoking, drinking and drug use in the past 20 years through its “Youth in Iceland” programme to tackle behavioural addiction. This briefing explores why other countries, including the UK, aren’t following suit and will be interesting to local authority members and officers, in OECD countries, with responsibility for health, finance, and children and young people.

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