Prevention in the workplace: Reading List

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Substance use can affect workers of all ages; therefore, the workplace may play a vital role in preventing substance abuse throughout their careers. In fact, the workplace has a potential role in promoting the prevention and reducing the substance related problems. In addition, it is important that substance use related challenges should be recognized as health issues at work, treated as any other health issue, and covered by health-care organizations.

Work Environment Factors and Prevention of Opioid-Related Deaths

William S. Shaw, Cora Roelofs, and Laura Punnett, 2020: Work Environment Factors and Prevention of Opioid-Related Deaths American Journal of Public Health 110, 1235_1241,
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Opioid use disorder (OUD) and opioid overdose deaths (OODs) are prevalent among US workers, but work-related factors have not received adequate attention as either risk factors or opportunities for OOD prevention. Higher prevalence of OOD in those with heavy physical jobs, more precarious work, and limited health care benefits suggest work environment and organizational factors may predispose workers to the development of OUD.

Substance Use Disorders Recovery with a Focus on Employment and Education

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The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has issued Evidence-Based Resources Guide Series. The Guide Series is a comprehensive and modular set of resources intended to support health care providers, health care system administrators, and community members to meet the needs of individuals at risk for, experiencing, or recovering from Substance Use Disorders. 

Planet Youth Guidebook Launch Event


The Planet Youth Guidebook Launch Event will take place October 27th 2021.

The Planet Youth team has recently published a complete guidebook for the Planet Youth method. The book covers all the processes from the planning phase to the implementation phase and describes best practices and deep know-how for a successful work.  

 The event will be broadcast both in English and Spanish. 

Drug prevention and healthy development of children: Caring for your child in a crisis situation

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Crisis situations, such as security incidents, earthquakes and floods, are on the increase and often leave families very vulnerable. Parents that have lived through crisis situations have reported how concerned they are about their children’s wellbeing. When facing the many physical consequences of crisis contexts, parents often struggle to know how best to respond to their children.