In June, the National Committee of Smoking Prevention, warned that more and more youth start smoking cannabis before tobacco. According to the memory of activities of Proyecto Hombre, one of ten people attended in centers for treat drugs addiction is under the 16 years.
The Household Survey on Alcohol and Other Drugs 2013/2014 reflects that in Spain, 168.677 people had started to consume cannabis and, of these, the 36% were under 18 years (they were between 15 and 17 years). Cannabis effects are devastating for health, in addition, smoking cannabis increase the possibility that one of these people will consume other dangerous substances or may have a mental illness. Apart from Cannabis, youth under 20 years are also consuming alcohol and tobacco.
The consumption of alcohol, cannabis and other substances by youth under 20 caused the creation of Young Program of Proyecto Hombre. It is a prevention program indicated for youth and teenagers that have a problem behavior because of the consumption of substances and need an educational-therapeutic intervention.
From Young Program different activities are performed in order to help youth with addiction problems to generate a change and they will be able to think in have a future where drugs will don’t exist and also help families whose sons are addicts and need support to change their situation. The activities are the following:
- Individual interviews with young people and teenagers.
- Group therapy sessions with young people who need it.
- Training workshop for families.
In order to help to 47 youth from the centers of Proyecto Hombre located in Barcelona, Logroño, Madrid, Málaga and Murcia and help to 90 families, in early July our e-commerce with a cause PcComponentes gave to their users the possibility to make a donation for this project. About 3 months later, we are glad to announce that thanks to Pc Componentes consumers we have 10.000 euros to give help to all these youth and their families.
With this project we have 36 funded projects!
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