Universitas Indonesia Conferences, Asian Federation for Pharmaceutical Sciences (AFPS) 2019

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The Importance of Early Drugs Education for Better Living

Last modified: 2019-06-16


Background: Drugs abuse can be happened to anybody, from young people to old ones. The misuse of drugs during childhood and adolescence can cause systematic destruction to the sustainability of a state. Therefore it is very important that children and teenager should be avoided from using drugs. There are many kinds of approaches that can be done. One among them was an early education against drug abuse. Objective: This research aimed to elaborate the importance of early drug education for children, and try to provide solutions on how the education must be conducted, especially in Indonesia. Data and Methods: Data used in this research were of secondary data, which mainly consisted of primary legal sources and secondary legal sources. Data were obtained through literature review using “google” search machine. Data were analysed using deductive “legal reasoning” method, with qualitative approach. Results: From the data obtained, it can be seen that in many jurisdiction, children have been introduced to several substance that must be avoided. This would not happen unless the state willingly initiate it. It would grow with the support from educational institutions and other formal and informal organizations as well as the law enforcers. The education itself was given continously. Under current prevailing legislations, Indonesia shall have enough support to start it. However a crystal clear legislations only was not enough, until it is implemented. Conclusion: Discussion proved that drugs education is required in early childhood education period. The drugs education must be taught by competent person to avoid mis-reception. Indonesia has enough sources to implement it.