Icelandic model

The Youth in Iceland Model (YiIM) in Scotland

The Youth in Iceland Model (YiIM, also known as ‘Planet Youth’) is a community-based approach aiming to prevent young people’s substance use through reducing risk factors and increasing protective factors. A new team, based in Dundee, Scotland, aim to review the scientific evidence, including that gained first-hand, for YiIM’s applicability to Dundee, gain an in-depth understanding of how the model could be implemented/adapted locally, and make recommendations. Here, you can find information and resources about

Planet Youth - The Icelandic Primary Prevention Model in Ireland

Stirling, United Kingdom,

About this Event

DRNS and Salvation Army Centre for Addiction Services and Research are delighted to host this event to share learning on the implementation of Planet Youth in Ireland. Emmet Major is coordinating the Planet Youth programme in the west of Ireland and will share his experiences of the programme, with implications for Scottish research, policy and practice.

Session overview

Planet Youth in Chile

The Chilian government has announced the development of the 'Choose to Live Without Drugs' system in Chile. Here, the director of Public Space and psychiatrist Mariano Montenegro describes the Icelandic model that inspired "Choose to live without drugs". He justifies why this initiative would work in Chile and describes the adaptions and measures that would be put in place to allow the model to be successfully implemented throughout the country.