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WVU in the News: Teen curfews or 'leisure cards' — what drug prevention might look like in N.B.

Volunteers in Lanark County in Ontario say they're thrilled to hear New Brunswick will join them as Canadian adopters of an Icelandic program designed to keep young people away from drugs and alcohol. 

One of the priorities in New Brunswick's mental health action plan, announced last week, is to "reduce risk factors" for young people, in part by introducing a "New Brunswick-specific version of the Icelandic Prevention Model." 

Alfgeir Kristjansson says he gets asked about it a lot.

He's an assistant professor of social and behavioural sciences at West Virginia University and works for the Center for Social Research and Analysis at Reykjavik University.

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