Alcohol and drug misuse interventions in conflict-affected populations

M. Claire Greene, Jeremy C Kane, Noa Krawczyk, Felicity Brown, Laura Murray, Kaveh Khoshnood, Wietse A. Tol

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Despite the burden of substance misuse in conflict-affected populations, prevention and treatment services are often unavailable or neglected in policy and public health practice. This chapter reviews: (1) the epidemiology of substance misuse; (2) evidence for treatment and prevention services; and (3) implementation considerations for substance use services in conflict-affected populations. Overall, there is a significant lack of research evaluating implementation and impact of alcohol and drug misuse prevention and treatment services in conflict and post-conflict settings. Existing research indicates that substance misuse is common in conflict settings and displaced populations, and implementation of prevention and treatment programs is feasible, highlighting the importance of strengthening knowledge on how best to address this critical public health concern.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMental Health of Refugee and Conflict-Affected Populations
Subtitle of host publicationTheory, Research and Clinical Practice
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages21
ISBN (Electronic)9783319970462
ISBN (Print)9783319970455
StatePublished - Dec 10 2018


  • Alcohol misuse
  • Conflict-affected
  • Drug misuse
  • Intervention
  • Post-conflict
  • Prevention
  • Refugees
  • Substance misuse
  • Treatment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Psychology
  • General Social Sciences
  • General Medicine


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