Module 7: Prevention, Vulnerability, Risk Resilience, and Protection Theories

Ch. 2: Prevention Strategies

This chapter presents a range of prevention strategies. This reading is McNeece, C. & Madsen, M.D. (2012). Preventing alcohol and drug problems. In C. A. McNeece & D. M. DiNitto, (Eds.), Chemical dependency: A systems approach, (pp. 171-199). Boston: Pearson. In this chapter you will read about:

  • The context of prevention in this area
  • Public information and education efforts
  • Prevention programs for children, adolescents, and college students
  • Technologic modification efforts
  • Policy efforts
  • Family, community, and media strategies
  • Addressing spiritual and cultural factors

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