Environmental vs. Individual Level Strategies

        As a DFC grantee, Somersworth Prevention Coalition must focus on strategies that impact the environment, not only an individual.

These strategies include (1) creating incentives for positive behavior and consequences for negative behavior, (2) reducing barriers/ enhancing access to supports and services in the community, (3) chaning the physical design of the environment (ex: putting up “drug-free zone” signs, removing negative advertisements), and (4) creating policies and systems that impact substance use.

Please visit SAMHSA for an in depth look into environmental vs. individual strategies.