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A Public Health Approach

The Coalition has outlined a plan for addressing the issue of opioid use disorder through three traditional public health dimensions: 


Primary Prevention – Moving “upstream” to prevent youth from wanting to turn to opioids and other addictive substances

Secondary Prevention – Early diagnosis and treatment of substance use disorder.

Tertiary Prevention – Rehabilitation after initial treatment and restoration of a healthy lifestyle.

Education and Outreach