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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 60  |  Issue : 8  |  Page : 559-563

Prevention of substance use disorders in the community and workplace


T.T. Ranganathan Clinical Research Foundation, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Correspondence Address:
Reshma Malick
Counsellor, T.T.Ranganathan Clinical Research Foundation, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
India
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DOI: 10.4103/psychiatry.IndianJPsychiatry_24_18

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Prevention in the community and at the workplace is a vital component in substance use disorder treatment and management. Mobilizing the community, creating awareness that addiction to substances is a disease, that it is treatable and that treatment is available are all essential. A cost-effective prevention and treatment approach plays a major role in creating drug free communities. Workplace prevention policies to prevent and manage substance use disorders leads to safer work environments, better motivated teams of workers and a productive workforce.



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