Your input is needed to develop a Prevention Plan for the next 5 years

How can we prevent marijuana and prescription drug use by Waldo County youth and young adults?

State Performance Measures
By 2020, reduce Alcohol Use by 15% among Maine’s 12 to 20 year old population.
By 2020, reduce Prescription drug misuse by 15% among Maine’s 12 to 25 year old population.
By 2020, reduce Marijuana use by 15% among Maine’s 12 to 25 year old population.     

 Things that we can influence -  Intervening Variables to consider changing/enhancing:
·       Enforcement (perceptions and actual);
·       Retail access/availability;
·       Social access/availability;
·       Price and promotion of substances;
·       Social norms;
·       Community norms;
·       Family norms; and
·       Perceptions of risk and harm.

 Sample Strategies –  check the ones that you think would be most effective

 

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* 1. Information Dissemination - one way communication  (check the most effective strategies)

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* 2. Education strategies involve two-way communication and interaction (check the most effective strategies)

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* 3. Environmental strategies establish or change population-based factors which influence substance use choices (check the most effective strategies)

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* 4. Problem identification and referral of individuals who have used, or abuse tobacco, alcohol, illicit and prescription drugs. Goal is to assess behavior and its impact that can be addressed through education - but is not a clinical service

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* 5. Community-based process - builds capacity, readiness and engagement of community stakeholders and target populations through activities that influence intervening variables known to increase problem behaviors.

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* 6. What strategies/activities do you believe would be effective but do not appear in the above lists?

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* 7. Waldo County Resident

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* 8. Work in Waldo County?

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* 9. Age?

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