Substance Misuse - Prevention Programs and Policies
Course Created: 2015
Practice Level: Intermediate
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Given the impact of substance misuse on public health and the increased risk for long-term medical consequences, including substance use disorders, it is critical to prevent substance misuse from starting and to identify those who have already begun to misuse substances and intervene early. Evidence- based prevention interventions, carried out before the need for treatment, are critical because they can delay early use and stop the progression from use to problematic use or to a substance use disorder (including its severest form, addiction), all of which are associated with costly individual, social, and public health consequences. This course will demonstrate that prevention can markedly reduce the burden of disease and related costs.
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- Discuss why prevention is important
- Describe risk and protective factors
- Explain types of evidence-based prevention programs
- Why We Should Care About Prevention
- Risk and Protective Factors
- Types of Prevention Interventions
- Evidence-Based Prevention Programs
- Evidence-based Community Coalition-based Prevention Models
- Evidence-Based Prevention Policies
- Prevention Interventions for Specific Populations
- Improving the Dissemination and Implementation of Evidence-based Programs
- Recommendations for Research
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