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Moscow schoolchildren be screened for drugs

January 15 2008

According to statistics, more than 13% of Moscow high school students have tried drugs. Metropolitan Health Department plans to introduce in schools the technology for early detection of drug addicts.

Today at a government meeting in Moscow was considered the city target program for development of the capital health for 2008-2010. Officials said they are in metropolitan schools in terms of prevention of drug experiments conducted by students. And as it turned out, among high schools of the Southern administrative district of not less than 13% have used drugs.

For the prevention of drug abuse Department of Health intends to introduce the technology for early detection of drug addicts. Now in conjunction with the schools are working in this direction.

Presumably, the "risk" for substance abuse will fall from 10 to 30% of students depending on the type of school (middle school, high school, etc.). With them and will take preventive and corrective actions.

Also in Moscow, planned to establish a register of drug addicts to monitor the drug situation, which will make timely management decisions, reports

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