Chapter 7: Prevention and Treatment of Addiction

Introduction

In this chapter, we will explore the efforts made to prevent abuse and addiction beginning with an acknowledgment that drugs have been part of the human experience since the prehistoric times.  Yet today, we have a new lethality due to the growing number of drugs, the accessibility of drugs, and the huge global drug trade business all which have led to waves of drug abuse epidemics resulting in the heart-breaking cost to individuals, families, and society.  Schools, communities, and organizations have designed and implemented many types of prevention programs some of which have worked better than others.

 

 

 

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