Emmet Major

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Twenty-six per cent of 15-16-year-old students surveyed in Galway, Mayo and Roscommon said they had been drunk in the last month. Photograph: iStock

Iceland used to be top of the league that no country wants to win – scoring exceptionally highly on the teenage use of alcohol, tobacco and other drug(...)

Jon Sigfusson, the Icelandic director of the Planet Youth project,    said imposing guilt on children and penalties on suppliers does not decrease substance abuse amongst teenagers.

Iceland’s success in cutting substance abuse among teenagers may be tested in the west of Ireland with a pilot scheme involving 7,000 young people. I(...)