MIL-OSI Translation: Prevention campaign against drug use among young people

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MIL OSI translation. Region: Germany/Germany –

Source: Switzerland – Canton Government of Basel in German

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Flyer for the prevention initiative against drug use

A task force led by the Basel-Landschaft police had been developing tactical modules in the areas of prevention, repression, monitoring and public relations since May 2021. This task force is now starting a prevention campaign on the subject of “multiple substance use”. In a second phase, modules from the field of (police) repression are to be implemented. At the “Information evenings for legal guardians and teachers”, the school administrations of secondary level I will be provided with an informative offer on the subject of illegal substances after the 2022 summer holidays. These information evenings are led by experts from the police, the youth ombudsman’s office and the addiction counseling center in Basel (MUSUB).

Prevention instead of sanctions

“Fortunately, the number of cases is not increasing, but we have to assume that the number of unreported cases with high potential for damage when using these narcotics and drug cocktails is high,” said security director and government councilor Kathrin Schweizer with concern. The security director continues: “With a broad, multi-stage campaign, we have the opportunity to take corrective action before health impairments or even sanctions occur”.

To what extent the corona restrictions of the past two years have really influenced this and other crime groups of children and young people cannot (yet) be said conclusively at this point in time.

Annual Report 2021

EDITOR’S NOTE: This article is a translation. Apologies should the grammar and/or sentence structure not be perfect.

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