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A Public Health Guide to Ending the Opioid Epidemic$
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Jay C. Butler and Michael R. Fraser

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9780190056810

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2019

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780190056810.001.0001

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Public Health Approaches to Preventing Substance Misuse and Addiction

Public Health Approaches to Preventing Substance Misuse and Addiction

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(p.19) 3 Public Health Approaches to Preventing Substance Misuse and Addiction
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A Public Health Guide to Ending the Opioid Epidemic
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Jay C. Butler

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190056810.003.0003

This chapter presents the 2017 Association of State and Territorial Health Officials President’s Challenge as a paradigm for understanding the core aspects of a public health approach to preventing substance misuse and addiction. The framework describes primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention efforts and practical examples that public health professionals can use to implement them. Previously published as a journal article, this chapter includes an introduction by the author to update prior work and provide additional information and current data not included in the original piece.

Keywords:   primary prevention, secondary prevention, tertiary prevention, public health approach, addiction treatment, prevention, ASTHO President’s Challenge, overdose

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