A strong personality helps with saying no

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Pupils in grade 6 from Holzland-Gymnasium in Neustadt/O. Image: Karina Weichold/
Pupils in grade 6 from Holzland-Gymnasium in Neustadt/O. Image: Karina Weichold/Universität Jena
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Drugs will not solve any problems - as simple as this realization sounds, many people find it difficult to embrace. After all, there are 1.6 million people addicted to alcohol in Germany alone. It is therefore not only important to inform children and adolescents about drugs, their effects and the consequences of their misuse from an early age, but also to provide them with other coping mechanisms for the challenges that life brings.

To this end, psychologists at Friedrich Schiller University Jena have been running the  "Information + Psychosocial Competence = Protection" programme - IPSY for short  de - across Germany for several years. ...
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