Unifying Prevention and Recovery Communities Around a Common Goal: Addressing Social Determinants of Health
Social determinants of health (SDOH), play a significant role in the prevention of substance misuse and also one’s ability to sustain recovery from substance use disorders (SUDs).1 Social factors associated with drug use “are not consequences but rather circumstances that are inextricably intertwined with drug use patterns and shape the health of [those who misuse substances].”2
In partnership with the Center for U.S. Policy, Community Impact NC has created Unifying Prevention and Recovery Communities Around a Common Goal: Addressing Social Determinants of Health.
This resource looks at the various social determinants of health, how they can influence substance misuse, and how they can be addressed to prevent problematic substance use and support long-term recovery.
1 https://www.brookings.edu/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/es_20180123_un-burying-the-lead-final.pdf; https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1913691/; https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1913691/pdf/pubhealthrep00207-0140.pdf