Focuses on prevention of drugs, but also focuses on education about the “drug chain” (production-traffic-consumption) via direct strategies and use of the mass media.</li></ul>About CEDRO<br />
<ul><li>Harvesting coca is a major source of income for families in Peru. In 2003 it was estimated there were 20,200 coca farmers, sometimes 5 or 6 within one family.
The coca leaf has been used to produce cocaine paste. Use and production of this substance has had an effect on Peruvian ecology, economy, health, and politics. It has also had an effect on international relationships.</li></ul>Impact of Drugs in Peru<br />
<ul><li>The Listening Place is a hotline program offered through CEDRO that provides counseling and orientation by professional mental health staff.
They help with cases that include drug addictions, non-traditional addictions (such as gambling), and other risk behaviors.
Training Courses</li></ul>Alternative Development:Youth Labor Alternatives<br />
<ul><li>This website could be useful to youth practitioners in a community where drug use is prevalent because it shows that once a community acknowledges that there is a problem they can work together to find a solution. The organization CEDRO is a great example of that.
Overall, I enjoyed learning about this organization. I never knew about the coca leaf and it’s uses so that was very interesting for me. I do feel that this website was a challenge to navigate, seeing as how some of the links weren’t working. Also, this site is originally in Spanish, so I think some of the words got lost in translation.</li></ul>Conclusion<br />