Substance Abuse Prevention

Author: Julie A. Hogan
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 0205341624
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Education

This text teaches students about the science-based components of substance abuse prevention practice. This cutting-edge book responds to the growing need for a textbook that addresses the rapid development of the substance abuse prevention profession. Finally, professors have a text that supports the content of their prevention courses! Substance Abuse Prevention presents the most current knowledge in the field, analyzing what does and doesn't work in the implementation of prevention programs. The text also prepares students for the successful completion of the ICRC examination.

Reducing Underage Drinking

Author: Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 9780309089357
Release Date: 2004-02-26
Genre: Medical

Alcohol use by young people is extremely dangerous - both to themselves and society at large. Underage alcohol use is associated with traffic fatalities, violence, unsafe sex, suicide, educational failure, and other problem behaviors that diminish the prospects of future success, as well as health risks - and the earlier teens start drinking, the greater the danger. Despite these serious concerns, the media continues to make drinking look attractive to youth, and it remains possible and even easy for teenagers to get access to alcohol. Why is this dangerous behavior so pervasive? What can be done to prevent it? What will work and who is responsible for making sure it happens? Reducing Underage Drinking addresses these questions and proposes a new way to combat underage alcohol use. It explores the ways in which may different individuals and groups contribute to the problem and how they can be enlisted to prevent it. Reducing Underage Drinking will serve as both a game plan and a call to arms for anyone with an investment in youth health and safety.

Tobacco Control Policy

Author: Kenneth E. Warner
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780787987459
Release Date: 2006-10-13
Genre: Medical

Required reading for anyone wishing to be conversant with tobaccocontrol policy, the book is edited by Kenneth E. Warner—deanof the School of Public Health at the University of Michigan and aleading tobacco policy researcher—who leads with an overviewof the field. Warner’s overview is supported byreprints of some of the field’s most significant articles,written by leading scholars and practitioners. The topics discussedare: Taxation and Price Clean Indoor Air Laws Advertising, Ad Bans, and Counteradvertising Possession, Use, and Purchase (PUP) Laws and Sales toMinors Cessation Policy Comprehensive State Laws

Drug Abuse Prevention

Author: Richard Wilson
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 9781449666699
Release Date: 2011-08-24
Genre: Psychology

Using an evidence-based approach, Drug Abuse Prevention: A School and Community Partnership, Third Edition teaches students and practitioners the important concepts and skills needed to design effective drug prevention programs. Written to cover more than just the facts about drugs, this text provides a background of drug use and abuse, presents the principles and skills of prevention, with particular focus on adolescents and school settings, and reinforces the importance of schools forming community partnerships with key institutions and the application of policy tools to enhance the impact of education alone. Important Notice: The digital edition of this book is missing some of the images or content found in the physical edition.

Preventing Mental Emotional and Behavioral Disorders Among Young People

Author: Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 9780309126748
Release Date: 2009-08-26
Genre: Medical

Mental health and substance use disorders among children, youth, and young adults are major threats to the health and well-being of younger populations which often carryover into adulthood. The costs of treatment for mental health and addictive disorders, which create an enormous burden on the affected individuals, their families, and society, have stimulated increasing interest in prevention practices that can impede the onset or reduce the severity of the disorders. Prevention practices have emerged in a variety of settings, including programs for selected at-risk populations (such as children and youth in the child welfare system), school-based interventions, interventions in primary care settings, and community services designed to address a broad array of mental health needs and populations. Preventing Mental, Emotional, and Behavioral Disorders Among Young People updates a 1994 Institute of Medicine book, Reducing Risks for Mental Disorders, focusing special attention on the research base and program experience with younger populations that have emerged since that time. Researchers, such as those involved in prevention science, mental health, education, substance abuse, juvenile justice, health, child and youth development, as well as policy makers involved in state and local mental health, substance abuse, welfare, education, and justice will depend on this updated information on the status of research and suggested directions for the field of mental health and prevention of disorders.

Handbook of Drug Use Etiology

Author: Lawrence M. Scheier
Publisher: Amer Psychological Assn
ISBN: 1433804468
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Psychology

This title presents differing theoretical perspectives and a mix of viewpoints on causation, consequences, prevention practices, and policy. It details important emerging areas of study on this topic, such as genetics, race, and age. It links drug use etiology to other areas of behavioral science. It presents implications of the science on policy and practice.

Rethinking Our War on Drugs

Author: Gary L. Fisher
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 0275990265
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Law

Shows how the National Drug Control Strategy has failed its major objectives and spotlights the resistance of policy makers to consider approaches and philosophies that are innovative or controversial.

Encyclopedia of Substance Abuse Prevention Treatment and Recovery

Author: Gary L. Fisher
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781412950848
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Medical

Substance abuse is one of the most frequent and serious problems encountered by human service workers, criminal justice professionals, and clinicians. Unfortunately, many professionals in these fields receive little, if any, formal training about this problem. Our planned encyclopedia presents state-of-the-art research and evidence-based applications in A-to-Z format. Rather than create a compendium of specific drugs and drug effects, for which there are any number of fine titles already available, the focus will be upon practical knowledge and skills for pre-service and in-service human service professionals, including substance abuse counselors and prevention specialists.

The School Services Sourcebook Second Edition

Author: Cynthia Franklin
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199861835
Release Date: 2012-11-27
Genre: Social Science

The School Services Sourcebook covers every aspect of school service delivery, arming practitioners with the nuts and bolts of evidence-based practice. The second edition has been significantly revised with a new structure including 73 chapters divided into five Parts across thirteen Sections, with an additional six chapters included in an online section found on the book's companion website. Fifteen new chapters cover key topics such as implementing an RTI framework, positive behavioral supports, school climate, functional behavioral assessment, the integration of ethics, Autism and suicide, school engagement, military families, Latino immigrant families, classroom management, transition planning and several chapters that speak to assessment and accountability. Each chapter serves as a detailed intervention map, quickly summarizing the problem area before presenting step-by-step instructions on how to implement an evidence-based program with clear goals in mind and methods to measure the outcome. The concise, user-friendly format from the first edition has been retained, orienting readers to each issue with a Getting Started section, then moves smoothly into What We Know, What We Can Do, Tools and Practice Examples, and Key Points to Remember. A new section, Applying Interventions within Response-to-Intervention Framework, has been added to each chapter to facilitate the implementation of an RTI model. Quick-reference tables and charts highlight the most important information needed for daily reference, and annotated lists of further reading and Web resources guide readers in gathering additional information to tailor their practice to suit their students' needs. Each chapter has been specifically crafted by leaders in their fields with the ultimate goal of giving school-based practitioners the tools they need to deliver the best mental health and social services possible to students, families, and communities. This sourcebook is an invaluable reference for all school-based social workers, psychologists, counselors, mental health professionals, educators, and administrators. Visit the companion website for more information and to access additional book content: [URL]

The Handbook of Drugs and Society

Author: Henry H. Brownstein
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118726792
Release Date: 2015-12-07
Genre: Social Science

This handbook provides a comprehensive examination of the past and present roles of drugs in society with a focus on theory, research, policy, and practice. Includes 28 original chapters with multi-disciplinary and international perspectives by top social and behavioral scientists Reviews current knowledge in the field, including key research findings, theoretical developments, and methodological debates Identifies ongoing controversies in the field, emergent topics, and areas in need of further inquiry Discusses individual drugs as well as topics like physiological theories of drug use and abuse, public health implications of drugs, patterns of drugs and crime, international drug trade and trafficking, and designer drugs

Prevention Science in School Settings

Author: Kris Bosworth
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9781493931552
Release Date: 2015-11-24
Genre: Medical

This straightforward volume makes a strong, practical, research-based case for integrating prevention programs into middle and high schools. Written by experts in prevention science and education, it examines educational goals and prevention of risky behaviors as parallel and complementary processes and provides evidence for health-promoting schools as a critical forum for student development. Chapters show the benefits of this collaboration, as instructors engage with prevention content, prevention scientists study schools and create interventions, and counselors develop and implement activities, resulting in improved academic, social, and health outcomes. Examples of successful prevention strategies address personal and public health issues as varied as substance abuse, dating violence, dropping out, and suicide. Among the topics covered: Engaging school leaders in prevention Developing school-based prevention curricula Scaling up evidence-based prevention interventions and practices Conducting prevention research and evaluation in schools Promoting a positive school climate and culture Reducing disruptive behavior, violence, and bullying Child and school psychologists, administrators, teachers, school counselors, and prevention specialists will find significant common ground in Prevention Science in School Settings. The breadth and depth of coverage point to new, multidisciplinary directions in health education, school climate/culture, and positive youth development.

The Oxford Handbook of Prevention in Counseling Psychology

Author: Elizabeth Vera
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780195396423
Release Date: 2012-10-18
Genre: Psychology

The Oxford Handbook of Prevention in Counseling Psychology presents a lifespan approach to prevention that emphasizes strengths of individuals and communities, integrates multicultural and social justice perspectives, and includes best practices in the prevention of a variety of psychological problems in particular populations.

Improving the Quality of Health Care for Mental and Substance Use Conditions

Author: Committee on Crossing the Quality Chasm: Adaptation to Mental Health and Addictive Disorders
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 9780309100441
Release Date: 2006-03-29
Genre: Medical

Each year, more than 33 million Americans receive health care for mental or substance-use conditions, or both. Together, mental and substance-use illnesses are the leading cause of death and disability for women, the highest for men ages 15-44, and the second highest for all men. Effective treatments exist, but services are frequently fragmented and, as with general health care, there are barriers that prevent many from receiving these treatments as designed or at all. The consequences of this are serious-for these individuals and their families; their employers and the workforce; for the nation's economy; as well as the education, welfare, and justice systems. Improving the Quality of Health Care for Mental and Substance-Use Conditions examines the distinctive characteristics of health care for mental and substance-use conditions, including payment, benefit coverage, and regulatory issues, as well as health care organization and delivery issues. This new volume in the Quality Chasm series puts forth an agenda for improving the quality of this care based on this analysis. Patients and their families, primary health care providers, specialty mental health and substance-use treatment providers, health care organizations, health plans, purchasers of group health care, and all involved in health care for mental and substance-use conditions will benefit from this guide to achieving better care.

Substance Abuse Prevention

Author: Julie Hogan
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113879175X
Release Date: 2015-12-15
Genre:

Since the first edition, the substance abuse prevention field has significantly changed. This book will provide the student with an new orientation to the changing field of substance abuse which includes three sections; Part I the changing face of prevention knowledge; Part II - the changing face of prevention workforce; and Part III the changing face of the prevention community. Substance Abuse Prevention, Second Edition will link science to practice, preparing both undergraduate and graduate students to work in the field of substance abuse prevention and to successfully pass the IC&RC (International Certification and Reciprocity Consortium) prevention certification examination. This book is multidisciplinary because it pulls theories from a number of fields including psychology, counseling, sociology, and public health."

Neuropathology of Drug Addictions and Substance Misuse Volume 1

Author: Victor R. Preedy
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 9780128003763
Release Date: 2016-03-07
Genre: Science

Neuropathology of Drug Addictions and Substance Misuse, Volume One: Foundations of Understanding, Tobacco, Alcohol, Cannabinoids, Opioids and Emerging Addictions provides the latest research in an area that shows that the neuropathological features of one addiction are often applicable to those of others. The book also details how a further understanding of these commonalties can provide a platform for the study of specific addictions in greater depth, all in an effort to create new modes of understanding, causation, prevention, and treatment. The three volumes in this series address new research and challenges, offering comprehensive coverage on the adverse consequences of the most common drugs of abuse, with each volume serving to update the reader’s knowledge on the broader field of addiction, while also deepening our understanding of specific addictive substances. Volume One addresses tobacco, alcohol, cannabinoids, and opioids, with each section providing data on the general, molecular/cellular, and structural/functional neurological aspects of a given substance, along with a focus on the adverse consequences of addictions. Provides a modern approach on the pathology of substances of abuse, offering an evidence based ethos for understanding the neurology of addictions Fills an existing gap in the literature by proving a one-stop-shopping synopsis of everything to do with the neuropathology of drugs of addiction and substance misuse Includes a list of abbreviations, abstracts, applications to other addictions and substance misuse, mini-dictionary of terms, summary points, 6+ figures and tables, and full references in each chapter Offers coverage of preclinical, clinical, and population studies, from the cell to whole organs, and the genome to whole body