Volume 5, Issue 18 (9-2018)                   sh-addiction 2018, 5(18): 75-104 | Back to browse issues page

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Vatandoost H, armand M. The Community-based Approach in Preventing Adolescent and Youth Addiction: The Facilitating Role of Local Mental Health Center . sh-addiction. 2018; 5 (18) :75-104
URL: http://sh-addiction.ir/article-1-496-en.html
Psychoanalyst, Emergency Department,123 shahindehj
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The prevention of substance abuse requires serious participation of people and governmental and non-governmental sectors. Addiction is the cause of many social problems and issues. With regard to the transformation of drugs and addiction into the tools of soft war and threats to national security on one hand, and the country's significant resources especially in cultural areas on the other hand, if the community approach is adopted to prevent addiction opposed, there will be no choice but to support NGOs. Therefore, this research aimed to investigate a community approach to addiction prevention with emphasis on the facilitating role of Andisheh Mehr local mental health center in the city of Mahmoud Abad, near to the city of Shahin Dej. The documentary-library method has been used in this research. Also, the present research addresses some interventional patterns and procedures in the area of addiction prevention carried out by the center. People can help prevent addiction by emphasizing the positive role of their community or neighborhood in the fight against drugs through different ways such as enhancing their sensitivity to drugs and their harms, increasing the level of knowledge and awareness about the various types of substances and risks of consumption, and establishing spontaneous groups of combating addictive substances. The success rate of addiction prevention institutions depends on the extent to which these institutions provide necessary backgrounds and bases for the participation and attendance of people and NGOs and present essential trainings on how to participate in the implementation of prevention plans and programs. It seems that the use of a community approach in combating drugs can be an effective step in preventing addiction
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2018/07/15 | Accepted: 2018/10/15 | Published: 2018/10/15

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