Using a Health Equity Model to Promote Environmental Approaches to Violence, Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention

Using a Health Equity Model to Promote Environmental Approaches to Violence, Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention

 

What do place and the built environment have to do with alcohol and drug addictions? According to Debra Furr-Holden, PhD, quite a bit. Behavioral and mental health studies have shown that environmental risk is a predictor of behavior in highly disordered environments. In fact, it may be a stronger predictor of risky behavior, including alcohol and drug use and violence, than individual-level risk factors.

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