PIRE Publication - A community prevention model to prevent children from inhaling and ingesting harmful legal products


Children's misuse of harmful legal products (HLPs) to get high is a serious health problem. We describe a Community Prevention Model (CPM) to increase community readiness and reduce availability and use of HLPs. The CPM includes community mobilization and environmental strategies targeting homes, schools, and retail outlets. The CPM is being tested in rural Alaskan communities in a National Institute on Drug Abuse randomized-controlled trial. Challenges and lessons learned from implementation of the model over 21 months are highlighted.

Johnson, K. W.
Grube, J. W.
Ogilvie, K. A.
Collins, D.
Courser, M.
Dirks, L. G.
Ogilvie, D.
Driscoll, D.