is a plan or course of action intended to influence and determine
decisions, actions, and behaviors of people. Policy is one of several
power strategies and is most effective when used in concert with
education and power strategies. (Monograph
written by Dr. William R. Carmack, Ph.D.) Substance abuse prevention
policy includes laws, rules, and regulations that serve to control
availability of tobacco, alcohol and other substances. Pricing,
deterrence, restricted availability and restricted use are examples
of types of policy strategies. These kinds of strategies are used
in organizations, agencies, institutions and workplaces - public
and private - at local, state, and national levels.
more information on prevention policy or to inquire
about trainings and workshops offered by CSAP's Southwest
CAPT, contact the State
Liaison assigned to your state or call (800) 853-2572
or (405) 325-1454 for assistance.