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Definitions 

Prevention: Delivered prior to the onset of a disorder, these interventions are intended to prevent or reduce the risk of developing a behavioral health problem, such as substance misuse.

Health Promotion (prevention): Designed to create environments and conditions that support  behavioral health and the ability of individuals to withstand challenges and reinforce the entire

Intervention: These services include screening and a focus on increasing insight and awareness regarding substance use and motivation towards behavioral change.

Addiction: A chronic, relapsing brain disease that is characterized by compulsive drug seeking and use, despite harmful consequences.

Treatment : These services are for people diagnosed with a substance use or other behavioral health disorder.

Recovery: These services are for people diagnosed  with a substance use or other behavioral health disorder. A process of change through which an individual achieves abstinence and improved health, wellness and quality of life.

 

Continuum of Care: A comprehensive approach to behavioral health that reminds us to think more explicitly about the relationship between prevention, intervention, treatment and recovery. Individuals have a full range of stage-appropriate services from which to choose. 

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