Prevention and Treatment

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Prevention Goals Primary Prevention – preventing disease of addiction from ever developing Secondary Prevention – stopping inappropriate or potentially destructive use ASAP Tertiary Prevention – reversing progression of addiction, restoring people to health, helping find alternate ways of thinking and living
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Methods Reduce the supply of illegal drugs available in society Reduce the demand for all psychoactive drugs, legal and illegal. Reduce the harm that drugs do to users, friends, family of users, and society as a whole.
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Public Health Model Addiction is a disease in a genetically predisposed host (the actual user) who lives in a contributory environment (actual location & social network of host) in which an agent (the drug(s)) introduces the disease.
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Rapidly expanding use of meds to treat detoxification, control withdrawal symptoms, reduce craving, and promote short-and long-term abstinence. Use of imaging systems & diagnostic
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This note was uploaded on 10/21/2011 for the course PUBLIC HEA 321 taught by Professor Smith during the Spring '11 term at Rutgers.

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