Evidence-based practice is the most plausible and systematic approach to assist addicts on their journey of recovery. Therefore, it becomes obvious that addictions and drug culture are gradually becoming a real component of the daily life of young people, regardless of whether a person uses them or not. Information about drugs in an ever-increasing flow hits the minds of young people. In addition, it is obvious that the inequality of power of various information sources, that is, the prevalence of information from the media, from friends and acquaintances who use drugs, over information from parents, teachers, doctors, police officers. There is also a “bias of influence” in favor of drug use in the general structure of this information, that is, a strong test-contributing influence of friends and acquaintances who use drugs, along with the ineffective influence of parents, the media, teachers, and doctors, which, in theory, should restrain youth from drug testing.
In other words, at the moment, there is practically no opposition to the onset of drug culture on the consciousness of youth. Therefore, it is not surprising that among the drug users surveyed, younger people did not have any protective attitudes against drugs. They were subjected to a stronger influence of drug culture through their environment, age-related features intensified this effect, and there were no factors contributing to the formation of protective installations.
In conclusion, it is important to note that targeted work should be carried out with those who have already tried hard drugs. On the one hand, they must understand that when they talk about their feelings, they harm others. Such an assessment must be consolidated in the public consciousness. On the other hand, they should be fully aware that they are already “infected” in a certain sense, and it is in their interests to tightly control themselves so as not to accelerate the development of the “disease.” Special scientific research should be aimed at finding the most effective ways of influencing various categories of youth and thoroughly developing methods for such an impact. Such techniques should be simple enough to be accessible to many and vary with the subject, object, and exposure conditions.