Think Before You Say No – Drug Prevention
The participation in the program Youth Exchanges-Programme Countries: 2022-1-CY02-KA105-YOU-000053968 “Think before you say No – Prevention against Drugs” in Paralimni Cyprus from 14-10-2022 to 23-10-2023 was a valuable experience for the young people of our association KDETYD, to acquire knowledge and skills regarding the prevention of addictions.
Through this project the participants improved their sense of social responsibility and assistance to vulnerable social groups, such as drug users and their families, but also young people who may develop such behaviors at some point in their lives, as well as solidarity , creativity and taking initiatives in matters of addiction prevention.
As part of the implementation of the program, young people from 8 European countries participated in structured non-formal activities, through which they were encouraged and motivated to develop a holistic view of life, thus gaining self-awareness and more self-esteem.
The actions of the program and the experiential workshops achieved their goal of implementation, by improving the self-image of young people, through increasing self-confidence, thus reducing the insecurity they feel, the individuality, loneliness and alienation that lead to the use of addictive drugs substances. They themselves will be used as multipliers of the program and therefore the results of this will be transferred initially to the new age members of the association and then to the cooperating agencies, to the informal youth groups and also to the young people of the local community who attend schools of various grades but also young people who are members of cultural and sports bodies and clubs.