on the rise in Indre, a plan to combat them

on the rise in Indre, a plan to combat them
on the rise in Indre, a plan to combat them

It will extend over three years, from 2024 to 2027: the departmental mobilization plan against addictive behavior in Indre was signed on April 24 by Thibault Lanxade, prefect, in order to respond to a real phenomenon of Company. What are addictive behaviors? “Alcohol, tobacco, narcotics, gambling and video games are, in various ways, present in the lives of the French, specifies the report which presents the Departmental Plan. Many use it daily, others more occasionally. By the age of 17, many adolescents have experimented with alcohol, tobacco and cannabis and some have established this consumption as part of regular use: nearly one in five smoke tobacco every day (16%), nearly one in ten consume alcohol at least ten times a month (7%) and 4% consume cannabis at least ten times a month. »

Alcohol: Indre consumes more than the national average

For information, alcohol and tobacco are the two leading causes, in France, of premature mortality and the two leading risk factors for cancer, and alcohol is widely involved in violence, particularly intra-family and sexual violence. It is with these elements that “to best implement the interministerial strategy of mobilization against addictive behavior”the Indre prefecture mobilized local authorities, partner associations and professionals working closely with vulnerable populations. “In recent years, Indre, like Centre-Val de Loire, has experienced an increase in addictive behavior, particularly in the use and consumption of cannabis and experimentation with other drugs such as heroin. and hallucinogenic products among young peoplenotes the prefecture. Also, experimentation and alcohol consumption have a higher proportion in the department than the national average. In Indre, the smoking rate among pregnant women is increasing. »

Five axes were chosen

This is why five areas have been determined in the Indre departmental plan, which will be monitored and implemented by an Addiction Prevention Committee (Coprad).

Axis 1: inform, train and communicate to enlighten (professionals and general public). This involves the local distribution of advertising spots and documentation to the general public, professions at risk and elected officials.

Axis 2: protect and prevent addictive behavior among young people. This involves involving students and educational staff in prevention and raising awareness among young people in order to delay the entry into addictive consumption.

Axis 3: prevent and reduce risks in festive environments and during major events. Student associations are concerned, as are mayors.

Axis 4: strengthen links towards vulnerable populations. The aim is to reach people in precarious situations, in order to improve their integration or reintegration.

Axis 5: reduce exposure to products. This includes the need to enforce the ban on the sale of alcohol to minors, the promotion of tobacco-free places, and strengthening the knowledge of parents and professionals regarding the risks of screens.

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