Preventing Substance Abuse

Preventing Substance Abuse is an informal guide to successful programs for treating specific substance abuse problems, identifying their origins, implementation, outcomes, and, where possible, contacts for obtaining additional information.

Author: Michael J. Stoil

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781461304173

Category: Medical

Page: 200

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Preventing Substance Abuse is an informal guide to successful programs for treating specific substance abuse problems, identifying their origins, implementation, outcomes, and, where possible, contacts for obtaining additional information. The emphasis is on information documented from outcomes of successful interventions rather than on theories of what should work or what works under experimental conditions. Key features include easy-to-follow charts and graphs and an appendix summarizing the National Structured Evaluation (mandated by Congress) of substance abuse prevention.
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Preventing Drug Abuse

This book provides a comprehensive overview on what we know about drug abuse prevention and its effectiveness, including: Results of a wide range of antidrug efforts. The role and effectiveness of mass media in preventing drug use.

Author: National Research Council

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 9780309046275

Category: Medical

Page: 176

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As the nation's drug crisis has deepened, public and private agencies have invested huge sums of money in prevention efforts. Are the resulting programs effective? What do we need to know to make them more effective? This book provides a comprehensive overview on what we know about drug abuse prevention and its effectiveness, including Results of a wide range of antidrug efforts. The role and effectiveness of mass media in preventing drug use. A profile of the drug problem, including a look at drug use by different population groups. A review of three major schools of prevention theory--risk factor reduction, developmental change, and social influence. An examination of promising prevention techniques from other areas of health and human services. This volume offers provocative findings on the connection between low self-esteem and drug use, the role of schools, the reality of changing drug use in the population, and more. Preventing Drug Abuse will be indispensable to anyone involved in the search for solutions, including policymakers, antidrug program developers and administrators, and researchers.
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Research and Intervention

These reviews include reactions and perspectives from a metropolitan college campus, the historically black colleges and universities, a public university, and a private university. References and sample surveys.

Author: Vonnie V. Clement

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 9780788145957

Category: College students

Page: 125

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Brings together the views of members of the higher education community on alcohol and other drug abuse prevention and research on the college campus. Major articles are provided on four issues -- prevention theory, intervention research, environmental influences, and assessment -- with reviews of the articles by practitioners in the field of substance abuse prevention. These reviews include reactions and perspectives from a metropolitan college campus, the historically black colleges and universities, a public university, and a private university. References and sample surveys.
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The Good News about Drugs and Alcohol

A look at the problem of substance abuse provides the latest data on the biological and psychological effects of drugs and offers advice on successful treatment and prevention methods

Author: Mark S. Gold

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015041316491

Category: Self-Help

Page: 348

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A look at the problem of substance abuse provides the latest data on the biological and psychological effects of drugs and offers advice on successful treatment and prevention methods
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Adolescent Substance Abuse

Topics featured in the book include: The effect of family and caregiver situations on adolescent substance abuse. A biological/genetic perspective on adolescent substance abuse.

Author: Carl G. Leukefeld

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319906119

Category: Psychology

Page: 397

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The second edition of this book incorporates the latest theory, research, and best practices for understanding, treating, and preventing substance abuse among adolescents. It updates the progress made in treatments for and prevention of the misuse of substances and adds new specific chapters on prescriptions, opiates, and methamphetamine abuse. The book discusses the effects of commonly abused substances, from tobacco and alcohol to stimulants and opioids, on the human brain and the various psychosocial routes to their misuse by adolescents. Chapters provide evidence-based guidelines for assessing adolescent treatment needs and review psychological, pharmacological, family, and self-help interventions. The book offers new paths in diverse directions, analyzes the core components of substance use prevention, critiques emerging school-based interventions, and introduces a nuanced reconceptualization of recovery. Topics featured in the book include: The effect of family and caregiver situations on adolescent substance abuse. A biological/genetic perspective on adolescent substance abuse. School-based preventions and the evolution of evidence-based strategies. The role of adolescent self-help in substance abuse interventions. Community-based interventions to reduce alcohol use and misuse. Adolescent Substance Abuse, Second Edition, is a must-have reference for researchers, clinicians/practitioners, and graduate students in the fields of child and school psychology, social work, public health, developmental psychology, child and adolescent psychiatry, and various interrelated mental health and social policy arenas.
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Addiction Proof Your Child

Offers an effective if unorthodox approach designed to help parents take aim at the problem of addiction by explaining how to impart the fundamental skills and values that will protect youngsters and keep experimentation from turning into a ...

Author: Stanton Peele. Ph.D., J.D.

Publisher: Harmony

ISBN: 9780307493859

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 272

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Offers an effective if unorthodox approach designed to help parents take aim at the problem of addiction by explaining how to impart the fundamental skills and values that will protect youngsters and keep experimentation from turning into a more dangerous dependency.
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Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention

This first volume of our new series, Drug and Alcohol to reduce the use and Abuse Reviews, focuses on stategies abuse of common compounds known to cause major damage to health: alcohol, tobacco, and illicit drugs such as cocaine and heroin.

Author: Roland R. Watson

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781461204657

Category: Medical

Page: 551

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A major national goal is to improve our health and advance our opportunities to pursue happiness. Simulta neously, there are increasing health care costs and increasing demands to accomplish more with less financial support. Treatment costs can be reduced and health improved by preventing the toxic effects of drugs. This first volume of our new series, Drug and Alcohol to reduce the use and Abuse Reviews, focuses on stategies abuse of common compounds known to cause major damage to health: alcohol, tobacco, and illicit drugs such as cocaine and heroin. With the number of deaths attributable to the consumption of alcohol in the US at about 100,000 per year, the annual cost of addictions will be $150 billion by 1995. A variety of approaches to preventing drug abuse are being applied by governmental agencies and health care providers to reduce costs. These include school-based inter ventions, driver education programs, media interventions, health warning labels, physician guidance, economic dis incentives, restricted availability, punishments and penalties, environmental protections, and social-support approaches. With such a range of options, it becomes critical to evaluate and choose the most effective systems for a given population. We feel that the present collection of critical survey articles constitutes a thorough examination of the issues and strategies associated with prevention, and trust that readers will find the book exceedingly helpful in under standing and planning what needs to be done.
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Preventing Drug Use Among Children and Adolescents

This is a summary of topics covered in the newest ed. of the guide, "Preventing Drug Use Among Children and Adolescents", which includes updated principles, new questions and answers, new program information, and expanded references and ...

Author: Elizabeth B. Robertson

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 9780756740771

Category: Psychology

Page: 41

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One of the goals of the Nat. Institute on Drug Abuse is to help the public understand the causes of drug abuse and to prevent its onset. This is a summary of topics covered in the newest ed. of the guide, "Preventing Drug Use Among Children and Adolescents", which includes updated principles, new questions and answers, new program information, and expanded references and resources. This In Brief edition summarizes sections of the guide for community use. Chapters: Prevention Principles; Risk Factors and Protective Factors; Planning for Drug Abuse Prevention in the Community; Applying Prevention Principles to Drug Abuse Prevention Programs; Examples of Research-Based Drug Abuse Prevention Programs; and Selected Resources and References.
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Principles of Substance Abuse Prevention for Early Childhood

This supplement to the second edition of NIDA's "Preventing Drug Abuse Among Children and Adolescents" reflects a growing body of research that has continued to accumulate showing that providing a stable home environment, adequate nutrition ...

Author: National Drug Abuse

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1720471819

Category:

Page: 94

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Substance abuse and addiction are preventable disorders that interfere with normal healthy functioning, contributing to physical and behavioral health problems, injuries, lost income and productivity, and family dysfunction. While substance use generally begins during the adolescent years, there are known biological, psychological, social, and environmental factors that contribute to the risk that begin accumulating as early as the prenatal period. This creates opportunities to intervene very early in an individual's life and thereby prevent substance use disorders-and, along with them, a range of other related behavioral problems-long before they would normally manifest themselves. This supplement to the second edition of NIDA's "Preventing Drug Abuse Among Children and Adolescents" reflects a growing body of research that has continued to accumulate showing that providing a stable home environment, adequate nutrition, physical and cognitive stimulation, warm supportive parenting, and good classroom management in the early years of a child's life can lead the child to develop strong self-regulation (i.e., emotional and behavioral control) and other qualities that protect against a multitude of risks and increase the likelihood of positive developmental outcomes. Positive effects of these interventions include delayed initiation and decreased use of drugs when the child reaches adolescence.
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Preventing Youth Substance Abuse

This book shows how seven selected prevention programs address these.

Author: Patrick H. Tolan

Publisher: Amer Psychological Assn

ISBN: UOM:39015066895205

Category: Psychology

Page: 265

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CSAP identified four critical predictors from childhood for substance use that could be valuable targets for prevention of adolescent substance use management of and involvement with the child, and the child's social competence, and school achievement. This book shows how seven selected prevention programs address these.
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Handbook of Child and Adolescent Drug and Substance Abuse

This handbook provides a comprehensive, up-to-date overview of the nature and extent of substance use by children and adolescents.

Author: Louis A. Pagliaro

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118117958

Category: Psychology

Page: 528

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Selected by Choice as a 2013 Outstanding Academic Title
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