What is Environmental Strategy?
Environmental strategies are focused on changing aspects of the environment that contribute to the use of alcohol and other drugs. Specifically, environmental strategies aim to decrease the social and health consequences of substance abuse by limiting access to substances and changing social norms that are accepting and permissive of substance abuse. They can change public laws, policies, and practices to create environments that decrease the probability of substance abuse. (As defined by Wisconsin Clearinghouse: Click here for source)
CADCA provides a two-part series in which the Director of CADCA's National Coalition Institute, defines environmental strategies and discusses how coalitions can begin to assess their community to determine which strategies best suit their needs.