A Model University/Community-Based Intervention Strategy to Prevent Harmful Substance Use

  • Vered Sarousi KatzEmail author
Brief Report


The Ben-Gurion University, Department of Community Action, addresses social, cultural inequities. The Department, with participating students, serves as a model intervention to prevent harmful substance use including cannabis and synthetic cannabinoids.


Cannabis prevention Community intervention Social and cultural change Ben-Gurion University Beer Sheva 


Compliance with Ethical Standards

The author declares the article is in compliance with the protection of all human and animal rights.

Conflict of Interest

The author declares no conflict of interest.


  1. Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) (2017). Statistical abstract of Israel 2016. Retrieved from (Hebrew).
  2. Isralowitz, R. & Reznik, A. (2018). Cannabis use in Israel: a cross sectional overview of multiple study groups. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction.

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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, part of Springer Nature 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Community ActionBen Gurion UniversityBeer ShevaIsrael

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