National Drug Abuse Hotline and Treatment Locator Service
Higher Ed Center is dedicated to helping those individuals who are struggling with drug and alcohol abuse. We provide a free treatment locator service with over 10,000 facilities broken down by state and city to help those in search of treatment. Higher Ed Center also provides free and confidential services for those individuals who would like to speak with a counselor about treatment options. You can call 1-877-872-0540 to speak with a certified counselor who will guide you through finding a good treatment center that meets your needs.
Effective Strategies for Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention
Research studies show that there is no single universal approach that can be used to prevent all cases of drug and alcohol abuse. However, there are some effective strategies for drug and alcohol abuse prevention that you can use.
Most of these strategies are based on research. However, you need to understand that the best approach to take for a particular segment of the population would require that you select the best form of intervention based on their protective and risk factors.
Importance of Addiction Prevention
Unfortunately, most of the highly marketed family and school prevention strategies do not lead to the best outcomes. A better approach would be to start early so that you can reduce all emerging emotional and behavioral problems among the youth.
You should also focus on long lasting effects by tailoring the drug and alcohol abuse prevention strategies on changing family, community, and school environment conditions. By so doing, you will be able to reduce the risk factors that promote and/or maintain substance abuse problems among the youth.