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

Module 7: Introduction

The reading for Module 7 introduces concepts essential for understanding how the biological, psychological, and social context theories of addiction that we have studied can be integrated into a framework for thinking about prevention and intervention. This online textbook includes content prepared by the book’s author, as well as several readings from the published literature.

Module 7 Reading Objectives

After engaging with these reading materials and learning resources, you should be able to:

  • Explain the continuum of care and prevention frameworks
  • Identify key risk and resilience factors addressed in developmental prevention approaches
  • Identify a set of evidence-informed prevention and treatment intervention strategies
  • Explain basic principles in the transtheoretical model (TTM) of behavior change, the stages of change, and motivational interviewing
  • Define several key terms related to intervening around and preventing substance use disorders


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