The process of providing clients, families, significant others, and community groups with information on risks related to psychoactive substance use, as well as available prevention, treatment, and recovery resources.
Provide culturally relevant formal and informal education programs that raise awareness and support substance abuse prevention and/or the recovery process.
Describe factors that increase the likelihood for an individual, community, or group to be at-risk for, or resilient to, psychoactive substance use disorders.
Sensitize others to issues of cultural identity, ethnic background, age, and gender in prevention, treatment, and recovery.
Describe warning signs, symptoms, and the course of substance use disorders.
Describe how substance use disorders affect families and concerned others.
Describe the continuum of care and resources available to family and concerned others.
Describe principles and philosophy of prevention, treatment, and recovery.
Understand and describe the health and behavior problems related to substance use, including transmission and prevention of HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, sexually transmitted diseases, hepatitis C and other infectious diseases.
Teach life skills, including but not limited to, stress management, relaxation, communication, assertiveness, and refusal skills.