Physiological Actions of Alcohol and Drugs

Prevention and Treatment


Focus On Prevention

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. 

Guides communities in planning and delivering substance abuse prevention strategies. Covers needs assessments, identifying partners, creating effective strategies, marketing, special populations, and program evaluation. Includes a sample timeline of tasks.

Acamprosate: A New Medication for Alcohol Use Disorders

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration. (2005)

Describes how acamprosate works, how it compares with other drugs used for medication-assisted treatment of alcohol abuse, and how treatment providers can integrate it into their treatment programs. Discusses the safety, side effects, and patient education.

Connecting the Continuum: How Prevention Fits with Treatment

National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC) Webinar

This free webinar provides an overview of substance use disorder prevention strategies and initiatives for professionals in addiction, behavioral health, public health, education, and other related professions. This webinar provides a bridge of understanding for the field of substance use disorder prevention in relation to recovery, treatment, and intervention. Participants will learn the basics of prevention and how it is relevant to the work they already do.


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