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Prevention of Drug Use and Treatment of Drug Use Disorders in Rural Areas

Discusses the role and potential benefits of engaging rural communities in the treatment and prevention of substance use disorders. Seeks to raise awareness among policymakers, public health officials, local authorities, and other stakeholders, and provide guidance to help these stakeholders plan and implement rural-specific strategies. Includes a discussion of substance use problems in the rural context, and provides examples of useful tools and evidence-based strategies. Also provides a list of additional resources, and a self-assessment tool designed to help identify needs, capacities, and strategies in your community.
United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
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Behavioral health · Planning and strategy methods and resources · Policy · Population health · Substance abuse