Abuse of alcohol, tobacco, and illicit drugs is a problem throughout the United States. Yet communities vary greatly in the specific problems they face, the groups affected by those problems, and the events that rouse people to take action. In addition to having different problems and priorities, some communities have more resources and experience with locally based prevention activities than others. Yet, with a “can do” approach and a bit of guidance, any community can have success in preventing substance abuse.
Date Added: 03/11/08