As mentioned in the reading, primary prevention is used to reduce the causes of a specific incident, in this case, drug abuse. Primary prevention can include preventing the drug abuse before it occurs or attempting to reduce the spread of the drug abuse in its early stages. A good way to organize a primary prevention is to bring awareness to the dangers of drug abuse. You can organize classes, workshops, or lectures to make people aware of the health and financial problems that are most likely to occur if one abuses drugs. It is more helpful to attract a younger generation when talking about prevention in a population. If you give them knowledge while they are young then they are less likely to behave in the negative way as they get older. Even if someone has already abused drugs, giving them knowledge can still prevent them to continue to act in this way.
Secondary prevention is more of a way to detect and intervene a problem, in this case, drug abuse. A good way to organize a secondary prevention for drug abuse is to identify any underlying characteristics of drug abusers. It could be that those who come from a broken home, a home with violence, abuse, and neglect can produce drug abusers. As mentioned above, establishing the problems early on are better. Maybe it could possible to interview children who attend public schools to detect any abuse or neglect in their home lives. Or psychological tests can be given to attempt to detect any signs of later drug abuse.
The third type of prevention mentioned in the reading is tertiary prevention. This type of prevention is used after the fact. A tertiary prevention can be rehabilitation centers or even surgical procedures, if necessary. Rehabilitation centers, in this case, would be the best to have organized for drug abuse. They would be places that those who have already abused drugs, but need to get clean can go and be sober. Rehabilitation centers can give the drug abuser a chance to experience a sober life and rebuild the strength to be drug free.
Prilleltensky, Nelson. Retrieved from: http://www.education.miami.edu/isaac/public_web/chapfour.htm