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Prevention of substance abuse: a brief overview.
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PMID:  16633497     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Recent advances in psychosocial research and neurosciences have provided new avenues for prevention of substance abuse at the individual and community level. A series of risk and protective factors affecting the likelihood of using and abusing substances have been identified. The scope of prevention has been broadened, allowing the prescription of different interventions for individuals according to their varying degrees of vulnerability to substance experimentation, continuous use and dependence. An increased awareness of comorbidity between mental and substance use disorders provides an arena for prevention within psychiatry and related disciplines. Emphasis on program evaluation has helped identify cost effective programs and policies. The integration of prevention within healthy life style policies and programs, including interventions at the school, family and community levels, is more likely to produce the desired outcomes.
María Elena Medina-Mora
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  World psychiatry : official journal of the World Psychiatric Association (WPA)     Volume:  4     ISSN:  1723-8617     ISO Abbreviation:  World Psychiatry     Publication Date:  2005 Feb 
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Created Date:  2006-04-24     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101189643     Medline TA:  World Psychiatry     Country:  Italy    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  25-30     Citation Subset:  -    
Ramón de la Fuente National Institute of Psychiatry, Calzada Mexico Xochimilco 101, Mexico City, Mexico.
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