Icelandic teens

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Every weekend, parents all over the Icelandic capital embark on a two-hour evening walk around their neighborhood, checking on youth hangouts. Focusing on local participation and promoting more music and sports options for students, the island nation in the North Atlantic has dried up a teenage culture of drinking and smoking. Icelandic teens now have one of the lowest rates of substance abuse in Europe. Other countries are taking notice. The Icelandic Centre for Social Research and Analysis, the institute pioneering the project for the past two decades, says it currently advises communities in 23 countries, from Finland to Chile, on cutting teen substance abuse.

Iceland Cuts Teen Drinking with Curfews, Youth Centers

Iceland Cuts Teen Drinking with Curfews, Youth Centers

In the last two decades, Icelandic teens have embraced sobriety under a program that asks families and communities to rethink adolescent freedoms. Some are trying to export this model to Europe and the US. December 29, While he was later to drinking than his peers — more interested in playing soccer and guitar — when he did start around age 16, he would smuggle alcohol in his guitar case into school events. This school is hardly alone. Teen drinking — as well as teen smoking, marijuana use, and abuse of other drugs — has plummeted across Iceland in the past two decades as academics, policy makers, and parents joined forces to clamp down.

Iceland cuts teen drinking with curfews, youth centers

When you were 13, you were supposed to start drinking and pretty much everyone did that. It was just part of culture. There was something wrong with you if you didn't," said Helgason, chair of the city's Education and Youth Committee. It was the highest rate in Europe.
Twenty years ago, says Gudberg, Icelandic teens were among the heaviest-drinking youths in Europe. A couple of minutes ago, we passed two halls dedicated to badminton and ping pong. Or they might be on outings with their parents. Today, Iceland tops the European table for the cleanest-living teens. The percentage of and year-olds who had been drunk in the previous month plummeted from 42 percent in to 5 percent in