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NCJ Number: 156898 Find in a Library
Title: Community Action Guide to Policies for Prevention: The Recommendations of the Join Together Policy Panel on Preventing Substance Abuse
Corporate Author: Join Together
United States of America
Date Published: Unknown
Page Count: 50
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Document: PDF
Type: Citizen Involvement Material
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This community action guide presents strategic examples of how major community institutions and residents have paid attention to drug abuse and have worked to overcome its effects.
Abstract: To mount a successful drug prevention effort, communities should take inventory of several aspects of a proposed program: (1) whether program goals are clearly understood to gain consensus among those in key community organizations; (2) whether strategies to reach program goals are viable, understood, and accepted; (3) whether interventions are designed to appropriately apply to the stage in which the community's drug abuse problems are found (early, established, or crisis); (4) whether the program focuses on the most serious drug abuse problems; and (5) whether the program considers the many issues beyond drug abuse that concern the community. Recommendations are offered to guide drug prevention programs, and each recommendation is accompanied by key steps and implementation strategies. Resources available to facilitate drug prevention programs are listed.
Main Term(s): Drug prevention programs
Index Term(s): Community crime prevention programs; Community involvement; Crime prevention measures; Drug abuse
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