The substance abuse pandemic: determinants to guide interventions

Public Health Nurs. 1994 Apr;11(2):131-9. doi: 10.1111/j.1525-1446.1994.tb00780.x.


The substance abuse pandemic calls for a comprehensive model from which nurses can organize the vast array of drug and alcohol knowledge required for practice in the community. The model health for all: a model for nursing's contributions provides a framework for organizing factors that affect health status into four determinants: biologic, sociocultural, medical-technologic-organizational, and environmental. The model serves as an organizing mechanism to present key information about alcohol and drug abuse.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Community Health Nursing / organization & administration*
  • Comprehensive Health Care / organization & administration*
  • Culture
  • Environment
  • Health Status
  • Humans
  • Models, Nursing
  • Risk Factors
  • Socioeconomic Factors
  • Substance-Related Disorders / epidemiology*
  • Substance-Related Disorders / prevention & control*