3. Promotion of health regarding the problematic drug use through interventions in educational and primary addiction treatment settings
A key issue in fighting addiction is Prevention. Previous research networking in addiction in Spain has not considered prevention as a necessary actor along active research programmes. Thus, prevention is being fed by research results as a final stage of networking activities, and not as realtime actor, as it is the rule, for instance, in traslational research in therapeutic developments The main goals for the prevention work of RIAPAd is the promotion of health regarding the problematic drug use through interventions in educational and primary addiction treatment settings, evaluating its quality and providing updated education/formation to health professionals, taking in consideration the late state-of-the-art advances generated in the different RIAPAd’s Research branches.
The main purpose of this presentation is to show the model that assesses the impact of intervention programmes on different health determinants (drug use, internet gaming, and eventually gambling) in the school population, and how this prevention assesment reaches primary health professionals in Addiction settings through the incorporation of health promotion schools.
The expected results of this projectt will allow to establish both, a preventive programme and a evaluation programme, that will help to promote healthy habits in the youngs, reducing the impact that addiction exerts on their development as adults. In addtion, This prevention-evaluation programmes will be also implemented in health professionals from primary care settings, using the same design.
The relevance of incorporating the Prevention-evaluation research activities to an interdisciplinary scientific network such as RIAPAd is discussed under the framework of responsible research and innovation guidelines of the EU.