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A Substance Abuse Prevention Strategy

Provide a description of a substance abuse prevention strategy that might implement with a specific population in the community. Describe the population and explain both why one selected the strategy and how the strategy might be effective with the population selected.

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Hi and thank you for using Brainmass. In this particular task, I suggest a specific population using a proven model. I also suggest using this simple outline:

1. About the Model - 100 words
2. About the population - 100 words
3. About the application of the model to the specific population - 100 words
4. Effectiveness - 100 words

This should yield around 400 words which should cover what you need. Thank you for your trust. All the best with your studies.

AE 105878/Xenia Jones


Culture-Based Approach

Alcoholism and substance abuse can be driven by specific cultural and ethnic factors. Culture is the practices, beliefs, traditions and way of life of a particular group of people who have a shared history as well as ethnic/racial grouping. As a socio-cultural group they share worldviews as well as notions of social expectations from specific members of society who hold particulars roles in families and communities. For example, a Japanese male is expected to find a place in university, achieve great grades to ensure a lifetime of employment with a good company. This is the key for this male to achieve good income so that he can marry and have a family. Failing is looked down upon, almost shameful. What the culture based approach does is take note of key elements in the culture that can drive despair and support ...

Solution Summary

The solution provides information, assistance and advise in tackling the task (see above) on the topic of substance abuse prevention strategy. Exemplified here is alcoholism and the target population with the issue are Native Americans whose lives have been impacted by alcoholism. Resources are listed for further exploration of the topic.