Webinar: Preventive policies in higher education: creating preventive contexts

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ISSUP Chile invites you to participate in a webinar presenting the results of the latest study on substance use in higher education students in Chile.

The webinar will take place on Thursday, December 1, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. (Chile time).

December 1, 2020, 13:00 - 14:30 hrs (Chile time)

This study on substance use in higher education students in Chile shows that 68% have consumed alcohol in the last month and, of these, 68.1% refers to an ebriety event in the last month. In addition, the prevalence of marijuana in the last month is 33%. While these figures are worrying, the picture in Latin America is not much different, becoming an urgent issue to address.

Higher education institutions are a privileged context for the prevention of substance use in young people and, in this sense, institutional policies can act effectively by incorporating evidence-based strategies.

This seminar will address recommendations in this area and implementation experience in Chilean institutions.


Lorena Contreras Squire

Psychologist, Pontifical Catholic University of Chile.

Master's degree in drug dependence, University of Barcelona.

Diploma in Addiction Neurobiology, Pontifical Catholic University of Chile.

Postgraduate in family therapy, Chilean Institute of Family Therapy.

  • University expert in drug prevention UPC, University of the Balearic Islands
  • Motivational Interview Specialist
  • For 17 years he was in charge of university prevention policy at the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile
  • He has developed studies and programs for private institutions and state agencies
  • Currently, she is a psychologist at an educational institution, as well as a therapist and technical prevention coordinator in the Addiction Unit, of the Psychiatric Clinic of the University of Chile
  • She is President of ISSUP Chile

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