Preventing Harmful Substance Use The evidence base for policy and practice

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ContributionsTim Stockwell (Editor), Paul Gruenewald (Editor), John Toumbourou (Editor), Wendy Loxley (Editor)
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Number of Pages494
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ISBN 100470092289
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Preventing Harmful Substance Use offers the most comprehensive and up-to-date advice available on the prevention of drug and alcohol abuse. Contributors provide authoritative, science-based reviews of knowledge on their areas of expertise, and make clear recommendations for the future of prevention policy and practice.

"Preventing Harmful Substance Use offers a comprehensive summary of the best available scientific evidence for the prevention of harm from substance abuse.

The editors provide a broad view of what constitutes prevention, including multiple approaches across various settings and levels of : Preventing Harmful Substance Use offers the most comprehensive and up-to-date advice available on the prevention of drug and alcohol abuse.

Contributors provide authoritative, science-based reviews of knowledge on their areas of expertise, and make clear recommendations for the future of prevention policy and practice. iv Preventing Drug Use among Children and Adolescents National Institute on Drug Abuse Preface v Today’s youth face many risks, including drug abuse, violence, and HIV/AIDS.

Responding to these risks before they become problems can be difficult. Preventing Harmful Substance Use book One of the goals of the National Institute on Drug Abuse. Prevention can be broadly defined to encompass an array of noncoercive activities intended to prevent, reduce, or delay the occurrence of drug-taking or associated complications, such as clinical syndromes of drug dependence and threats to public chapter Preventing Harmful Substance Use book nonlegal, noncoercive approaches to reducing drug use in populations that are not yet seriously involved with drugs.

Prevention activities work to educate and support individuals and communities to prevent the use and misuse of drugs and the development of substance use disorders.

Substance use and mental disorders can make daily activities difficult and impair a person’s ability to work, interact with family, and fulfill other major life functions. Mental and substance use disorders are among the top conditions.

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It aims to prevent or delay harmful use of drugs in children, young people and adults who are most likely to start using drugs or who are already experimenting or using drugs occasionally.

Substance use and addiction is a significant problem in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community. People who identify as LGBT are at a greater risk for substance use and mental health issues compared to those who identify as heterosexual.

More than twice as many LGBT adults compared to heterosexual adults reported using drugs in the past year, according to the latest data. National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) Report: Need for and Receipt of Substance Use Treatment among Hispanics – looks at the need for and receipt of substance use treatment among Hispanic/Latino populations as compared to people from other racial and ethnic groups ages 12 or older.

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