CADAP 6, introduced substance use prevention programmes in KG, KZ, TJ and UZ. Prevention interventions were implemented in more than 100 schools in these counties where instructors and teachers actively participated. As a result, about 30,000 parents improved their parental skills to prevent their children from using substances and engaging in other risk behaviours. Given its positive impact, KG, KZ and TJ institutionalized these programmes.
Another prevention initiative in the framework of CADAP 6 was a pilot project to address youth aged 14-25 who already initiated using psychoactive substances. This programme was carried out in educational or health care institutions in KG, KZ and TM. As a result, more than 250 youths took part in the programme proving to be an important step to intensify the work with at risk youth while closing the gap between universal prevention and treatment.