SAFE Solutions

SAFE Solutions is a free, user-driven platform that serves as a functional collection of research, educational materials, and promising practices that can be tailored and support strategic response efforts to substance use disorders. The SAFE Solutions platform is beneficial in multiple ways, but particularly helps community leaders build capacity.

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Strategies

I want to assist my community with: Reducing Injury, Morbidity, and Mortality

I want to assist my community with: Resources to Respond

I want to assist my community with: Reducing Stigma

I want to assist individuals with: Access to Education and Basic Economic Security

I want to assist individuals with: Safe, Stable, and Affordable Housing

I want to assist individuals with: Optimizing Health and Well-Being

I want to assist individuals with: Creating Strong Social and Community Connections

Prevention

The field of prevention emphasizes factors that contribute to one's overall health and wellbeing, aiming to promote health development and prevent problems before they occur. It is a multidisciplinary field developing strategies that prevent or reduce occurance, severity, or negative outcomes of disease, substance use, violence, injury, and mental illness. Prevention strategies can be addressed at various levels - individual, family, and community. Learn more about prevention strategies in our overview article, or continue to the specific wiki articles linked below.

 

Early Intervention

Early intervention is not a strategy listed on the Institute of Medicine’s (IOM) Continuum of Care; however, it edges between prevention and treatment and is often used in both areas of service. In the IOM prevention category, early intervention is focused on indicated populations — those who have initiated some form of substance use. Learn more about early intervention strategies in our overview article, or continue to the specific wiki articles linked below.