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Contribution of Sport and Sport-based Interventions to Substance Use Prevention

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UNODC

Building on the UNODC Global Initiative on Youth Crime Prevention through Sport and its Line Up Live Up programme, the UNODC/WHO International Standards on Drug Use Prevention, and relevant research on the contribution of sport to healthy youth development and wellbeing, skills and learning, this event aims to discuss the evidence on sport as a tool for substance use prevention and present promising case studies.

Sports and Prevention

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Contribution of sport and sport-based interventions to substance use prevention- reviewing the evidence and promising practices

Organized by the UNODC Global Programme for the Implementation of the Doha Declaration with the support of the Dominican Republic, and the UNODC Prevention, Treatment and Rehabilitation Section 

Line Up Live Up

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UNODC

Sport can be a powerful tool to engage communities and prevent crime, violence and drug use among youth. As part of the Doha Declaration Global Programme, UNODC’s Youth Crime Prevention through Sport initiative has developed “Line Up Live Up”, an evidence-informed, sport-based life skills training for youth that aims to increase resilience to crime, violence and drug use among young people.

The Impact of Sport and Sport-based Interventions in Preventing Youth Violence, Crime and Drug Use

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UNODC

Sport can be a powerful tool to engage communities and prevent crime, violence and drug use among youth. As part of the Doha Declaration Global Programme, UNODC’s Youth Crime Prevention through Sport initiative has developed “Line Up Live Up”, an evidence-informed, sport-based life skills training for youth that aims to increase resilience to crime, violence and drug use among young people.

Line Up Live Up Trainer Manual: Preventing Drug Use by Promoting Active Lifestyles

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The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
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Line Up Live Up is a new United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Trainer Manual prepared by Peer van der Kreeft of HoGent University College Ghent’s Department for Education, Health and Social Work.

It looks to promote sport and physical activity as the means by which to help youth avoid violence, crime and drug use.

Sport Participation and Alcohol and Illicit Drug Use in Adolescents and Young Adults

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Kwan et al. Sport Participation and Alcohol and Illicit Drug Use in Adolescents and Young Adults: A Systematic Review of Longitudinal Studies. Addictive Behaviors 39 (2014) 497–506 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.addbeh.2013.11.006
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Sport participation can play an important and positive role in the health and development of children and youth. One area that has recently been receiving greater attention is the role that sport participation might play in preventing drug and alcohol use among youth. 

Non-Medical Prescription Opioid & Heroin Use among Adolescents Who Engage in Sports

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Veliz P, Boyd CJ, McCabe SE. Non-Medical Prescription Opioid and Heroin Use among Adolescents Who Engage in Sports and Exercise. Pediatrics. 2016;138(2): e20160677
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OBJECTIVES: Previous research has found that adolescent athletes may be at increased risk of non-medical prescription opioid use (NPOU) due to injuries. Although adolescent athletes are at an increased risk of engaging in NPOU, it has yet to be determined if they are also at greater risk for heroin use.

Participation in School Sports and Marijuana Use among Male and Female Students

Citation
King K, Merianos A, Vidourek R, Oluwoye O. (2016). Participation in school sports and marijuana use among male and female students. J Behav Health; 5(2): 82 - 86
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Background: Marijuana is the most commonly used illicit substance among adolescents. There is a paucity in the literature on the relationship between school sports participation and marijuana use.

Social Media, Sport and Alcohol Advertising

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A new study published in the Drug and Alcohol Review examines the social media presence of alcohol brands that sponsor spectator sports in Australia. It highlights the way in which these brands use sport and social media in their promotional endeavours. The article argues that sports sponsorship deals and social media platforms can act as effective marketing