NDRI has been commissioned by the World Health Organisation Geneva to undertake a review of the research literature in a number of areas with a view to identifying what has worked in the prevention of drug related harm. The review is not expected to be exhaustive, but concentrates on those studies meeting a number of selection criteria. The final product will be available in both printed and electronic form so permitting users to interact with it and ensure its further development over time.
The areas selected for review include media campaigns, school based programs, community based programs, early childhood interventions, and the regulation of the physical and economic availability of drugs.
The review will comprise a brief description of each of the studies selected including an evaluation of their generalisability.
It is expected that the review will evolve over time and while restricted to those studies published or extracted in English, will not necessarily be confined to reports appearing only in refereed sources.