Prevention is the promotion of constructive lifestyles and norms that discourage abuse.
Prevention is achieved through the application of various strategies; it is an ongoing process that must relate to each emerging generation.
Many prevention approaches, such as selective prevention strategies, focus on helping individuals develop the knowledge, attitudes, and skills they need to make good choices or change harmful behaviors. Many of these strategies can be classroom-based.
Increase the awareness of prescription drug misuse through a college campus media campaign.
Reduce the misuse and abuse of opioids through consumer education at the prescriber level about the potential harm of opioids. Increase the perception of harm of opioids misuse of patients prescribed opioids for pain.
Increase the number of high school students and youth who understand the dangers of opioid misuse, addiction and overdose deaths through education.
Reduce the availability and access to opioid drugs in the community through both education and awareness about the importance of safely securing opioid drugs.