The Local Lens
The Local Lens
Apr 5, 2023
Just Say Yes: The Icelandic Prevention Model - Amelia Berry, Part 1
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The Local Lens is a public health podcast going inside one community's experience with the drug epidemic. Everyone in the town of Stanton, KY sees this drug issue differently from each other, either because of their personal lives or professional roles. This show aims to showcase those different perspectives by having honest, in-depth interviews.

Iceland seems to have found a way to substantially reduce teen substance use. In fact, they flipped from having the worst rates in Europe to the best rates of teen substance use in less than two decades. What lies at the base of this approach? Well, that's what we're here to figure out today.

Amelia Berry, from the Franklin County Health Department, joins the show to tell us about not only the Icelandic Prevention Model, but also the program she is helping to run using that model: Just Say Yes. There are so many details to cover on this topic, so strap in and sponge up.

These are our people, using our voices, telling our stories, because no one sees it like we do.

Click the link here for Part 2 of our conversation with Amelia Berry:

Read more about the Icelandic Prevention Model: https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2017/01/teens-drugs-iceland/513668/

Learn more about Yes Arts here: https://yesarts.org/just-say-yes

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