PROGRESO., May 13, 2023.. Results of the clinical survey “Youth and well-being”, within the framework of the report on the results of the first phase of Juventudes Yucatan, Planet Youth, implemented by the state government, Alcohol and drug abuse among adolescents Progresso was implemented in 9 public and private schools with the objective of knowing the percentage of substance use.
The universe of the statistical research carried out in this port were 882 third-year secondary school students, aged between 14 and 15 years, and is part of a study coordinated by the Center for Crime Prevention and Citizen Participation (SEPREDI) in 14 municipalities. Are included. of the state.
Through this program inspired by an Icelandic model, the Progresso City Council, chaired by Mayor Julian Zacharias Kuri, is working in coordination with state officials, teachers, school directors, moms and dads to help detect and combat addictions be able to do. Harmful behaviors arising among adolescents.
With this aim, municipal agencies are making joint efforts with organizations such as Sepredi, as well as with the State Population Council (COESPO) and the State Human Rights Commission of the State of Yucatán (CODHEY), to mention a few. For example, to prevent the consumption of alcohol and the abuse of substances harmful to the health of children and adolescents.
Likewise, workshops are being prepared so that municipal public servants, school personnel and companies have the necessary information to identify young people with addictions and know how to handle the situation correctly.
Apart from the above, a very important aspect in this matter is to provide options for vocation and entertainment to the youth. In this sense, the Progresso City Council is implementing a strategy to rehabilitate sports venues, parks and streets, so that they have different options at their disposal and can carry out exercise, cultural and recreational activities. It helps to keep them busy and away from evils.
With this perspective of comprehensive development, the municipal officials continue to work to promote the welfare of the families and the entire population.