Environmental Strategies to Prevent the Non-Medical Use of Prescription Drugs

Education Development Center, 2018

Environmental Prevention Strategies (EPS) are population-based interventions that change the context in which individuals make decisions.1 EPS are important because they have the potential to alter the environment in such a way as to compel large numbers of individuals to make healthy choices. This potential for widespread change is especially appealing to substance abuse prevention leaders and practitioners working at the state and local levels whose constituents are especially concerned about increasing rates of non-medical use of prescription drugs (NMUPD) and NMUPD overdose.

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