Sure - Canadian Substance Use Resource and Knowledge Exchange Centre

Prevention and health promotion are related, but distinct in practice. In the substance use field, prevention identifies and seeks to avoid problem behaviours and social harms amongst individuals. Health promotion in the substance use field works at a broader level than substance use prevention, with the aim of strengthening health, well-being and resiliency, reducing stigma, and addressing the root causes of harmful behaviours. This guide outlines a combined approach to substance use that integrates prevention and health promotion.