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Understanding Drug Abuse and Addiction: What Science Says

6: Targets all forms of drug use

Prevention Programs should target all forms of drug use, and be culturally sensitive

Prevention programs should target all forms of drug use including the use of tobacco, alcohol, marijuana, and inhalants. In addition, prevention programs should be culturally sensitive to the context and needs of the individual, the family, and the community.

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National Institute of Drug Abuse (2007). 6: Targets all forms of drug use. In Understanding Drug Abuse and Addiction: What Science Says. Retrieved from http://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/teaching-packets/understanding-drug-abuse-addiction/section-ii/6-targets-all-forms-drug-use

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