Rural-based Prevention and Treatment Curriculum for Substance Use Disorders (Rural)

This specialty training series aims to reduce the significant health, social, and economic problems associated with the substance use by professionalizing prevention and treatment workforce,and promoting community participation to develop sustainable community-based prevention, outreach and treatment services in rural and isolated areas throughout the world.

This training helps social workers of the community to create the groundwork necessary to facilitate programme acceptance and community participation, and thus to result in a successful programme in prevention and treatment, with a focus on continuing, long-term effects. The training also helps outreach and treatment workers to develop a range of outreach services and treatment camps to reduce the risks of drug use and improve health, and well-being, for substance users in rural and isolated areas.