There is a growing attention towards young people's drug use in Denmark. Peer-to-peer comunication is one of the methods increasingly being used in the attempt to influence young people's drug use and prevent abuse. Peer-to-peer is a communication method in which young people themselves communicate messages of prevention to other young people. In Denmark as well as in other countries, peer-to-peer is a huge success, as eveidenced by the number of projects using or inspired by the method. The evidence for the preventive effects of the method is sparse, but several investigations emphasise that young people like the method and feel that they acquire relevant knowledge from it. Some evidence points towards the peer-to-peer influence of the young people who act as mediators, in terms of increased consciousness and reflection and thus changes in attitudes and behaviour in relation to drug use.
|Bidragets oversatte titel||Peer-to-peer communication as a drug use prevention method|
|Tidsskrift||Ugeskrift for laeger|
|Status||Udgivet - 7 mar. 2005|