What is "environmental" prevention?

A term that people involved with underage drinking and youth substance abuse prevention hear a lot these days is "environmental strategies". These types of strategies are aimed at changing the environment in which substance abuse can occur. It's more than a one-time program, it's changing the community in which we live. By altering the environment in our neighborhoods, we can impact behaviors and decisions regarding substance abuse.

Learn more for free and from the comfort of your own desk . . .

The Path to Community Change
A free webcast program
Thursday, March 26, 2009
10:00 - 11:00 Pacific Time

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn what an environmental strategy is and how to implement them.
2. See how applying environmental strategies can impact substance abuse.
3. Discover why it takes a group to implement true change.
4. Learn the seven strategies to affect community change.

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CADCA previously did some webinars on environmental strategies. Here are a few resources they provided:

PowerPoint on Environmental Strategies
A new publication about environmental strategies
"Roots of Environmental Strategies: A Public Health Model"
Example of a community implementing environmental strategies