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Implementation of Effective Preventive Interventions to Reduce the Use of Licit Drugs
Submission Deadline: Oct. 30, 2019

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Lead Guest Editor
Adaene Moura
Universidad of São Paulo, Estado de São Paulo, Brazil
Guest Editors
  • Sandra Pillon
    Universidad of São Paulo, Estado de São Paulo, Brazil
  • Angelica Gonçalves
    Federal University of São Carlos, Estado de São Paulo, Brazil
  • Fernando Silva Júnior
    Federal University of Piauí, Piauí, Brazil
  • Erikson Furtado
    Universidad of São Paulo, Estado de São Paulo, Brazil
  • Sônia Zerbetto
    Federal University of São Carlos, Estado de São Paulo, Brazil
  • Jacqueline Souza
    Universidad of São Paulo, Estado de São Paulo, Brazil
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Introduction
The consumption of licit drugs represents global health problems. Alcohol is responsible for various illnesses, acts of violence, deaths, among other damages that affect society in general. Currently, alcohol consumption is consumed by more than half the population in the Americas, Europe and the Western Pacific (approximately 2.3 billion people). Tobacco is responsible for a large share of the world's deaths, killing more than seven million people a year. The chronic consumption of tobacco derivatives has a strong association with several non-transmissible chronic diseases, various types of cancer, respiratory, ocular pathologies, among others. Recently, there have been many controversies and discussions about the actual effectiveness of drug prevention programs. The most accepted model is prevention based on health promotion; that is, a model that foresees the reduction of risk factors and the increase of protection factors, through the empowerment of individuals and communities, so that they themselves modify the determinants of health for the benefit of their quality of life. Therefore, it is of fundamental importance to know the strategies carried out worldwide, to verify interventions that have been effective and to obtain generalization, in order to reduce and / or stop drug misuse. The most commonly used interventions are brief and motivational interventions.

Aims and Scope:

  1. Early Intervention
  2. Drugs of Abuse
  3. Early Medical Intervention
  4. Clinical Trial
  5. Community Mental Health Services
  6. Community Health
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