Drug Prevention

The consumption of illicit drugs is not only a major public health concern in many countries, but it also represents a serious non-traditional security challenge in source and transit countries for drugs. Drug production and trafficking can fuel and prolong violent conflict with the activities of transnational organized criminal groups corroding the integrity of states to the detriment of governance and stability.

ISDP’s research and activities on the issue are multi-faceted. These include promoting awareness among youths in Sweden and other European countries of the social and environmental consequences of drug production, informing policymakers on measures to enhance drug prevention efforts, as well as identifying the effects of drug trafficking on conflict dynamics in Central and Southeast Asia.

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