This section hosts guidelines, manuals and toolkits to strengthen public health practice.
Substance, tobacco, and alcohol abuse start at an early age (as early as 12 years) for adolescents, thereby making a compelling case for early interventions. This research reviews the effectiveness of prevention, early intervention, and harm reduction including treatment of substance abuse among adolescents for tobacco, alcohol, and illicit drugs. It also recommends certain measures - taxation, public consumption bans, restriction on advertisements, the minimum legal age for consumption, school-based and skill-training interventions - that can inform the work of policymakers, health officers, social enterprises, and community health workers.
Findings from the SEHER trial in Bihar to improve adolescent mental health.
by Sachin Shinde, et al... 60 min read