Handbook of Drug Abuse Prevention / Edition 1

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This wide-ranging handbook brings together experts in the sociology of drug abuse prevention. Providing a comprehensive overview of the accumulated knowledge on prevention theory, intervention design, and development and prevention research methodology, this work also promotes prevention science as an evolving field in the practice and policy of drug abuse prevention.

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"The text under review is a product of the recent progress made in the field of substance abuse prevention toward establishing a practical foundation supported by research and science. It represents a concerted effort to summarize the latest information in the field of substance abuse prevention." (Journal of Sociology and Social Welfare, 31:2)

"The 692 page tome is comprehensive in scope, with chapters ranging from community mobilization and mass media strategies to school-based, family-based, and peer group-based intervention programs, as well as prevention in the workplace and for special populations such as females, Latinos, African Americans, American Indians, and Asians and Pacific Islanders. These excellent essays, written by authors with considerable expertise in their respective specialties are highly recommended, not only for those interested in prevention issues, but for all persons concerned with the issues of drugs in modern society." (James F. Rooney; Health, Illness, and Medicine, 33:2)

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Table of Contents

Contributors. Preface. Acknowledgements. Historical Overview. 1. The Emerging Science of Drug Abuse Prevention; W.J. Bukoski. Social Contexts of Prevention. 2. Mass-Media Strategies for Drug Abuse Prevention; P. Palmgreen, L. Donohew. 3. Drug Abuse Prevention Curricula in Schools; G.J. Botvin, K.W. Griffin. 4. Dissemination of Research-based Family Interventions for the Prevention of Substance Abuse; K.L. Kumpfer, S. Alder. 5. Peers and the Prevention of Adolescent Drug Use; E.R. Oetting, R.S. Lynch. 6. Mobilizing Communities to Reduce Risks for Drug Abuse: A Comparison of Two Strategies; M.W. Arthur, et al. 7. Community-focused Drug Abuse Prevention; B.M. Kibel, H. Holder. 8. Drug Abuse Prevention in the Workplace; R.F. Cook. 9. Prevention Approaches in Methadone Treatment Settings: Children of Drug Abuse Treatment Clients; R.F. Catalano, et al. Prevention As Social Control. 10. Drug Tests in Prevention Research; R.L. DuPont, K.E. Saylor. 11. Anti-Drug Abuse Policies as Prevention Strategies; M.A. Pentz. Theoretical and Empirical Foundations of Prevention. 12. Forging a Relationship Between Drug Abuse Epidemiology and Drug Abuse Prevention; Z. Sloboda. 13. Risk and Protective Factors of Adolescent Drug Use: Implications for Prevention Programs; J.S. Brook, et al. 14. Bridging the Gap Between Substance Use Prevention Theory and Practice; B.R. Flay, J. Petraitis. 15. Preventive Intervention Targeting Precursors; J.E. Lochman. 16. Designing Prevention Programs: The Developmental Perspective; M.W. Berkowitz, A.L. Begun. Special Populations. 17. Gender Issues in Substance Abuse Prevention; L.A. Rohrbach, J. Milam. 18. Preventing Substance Use Among Latino Youth; C.R. Martinez, et al. 19. African-American Substance Use Epidemiology and Prevention Issues; W.L. Turner, M.J. Hench. 20. The Effectiveness of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Among American Indian Youth; F. Beauvais, J.E. Trimble. 21. Drug Abuse Prevention Research for Asian and Pacific Islander Americans; W.W. Chen. Interactions Between Biology and Social Context – Risks for Multiple Behavioral and Mental Disorders. 22. Basic Science and Drug Abuse Prevention: Neuroscience, Learning, and Personality Perspectives; M.T. Bardo, et al. 23. Cross-national Comparisons of Comorbidities Between Substance Use Disorders and Mental Disorders; R. Kessler, et al. 24. Drug Prevention Research for High-Risk Youth; L.L. Eggert, B.P. Randell. 25. Research Designs for Family Studies; R.E. Tarter, et al. Research Design, Measurement, and Data Analytic Issues. 26. Design Principles and Their Applications in Preventive Field Trials; C. Hendricks Brown. 27. Major Data Analysis Issues in Drug Abuse Prevention Research; D.P. MacKinnon, J.H. Dwyer. 28. Methodological Considerations in Prevention Research; L.M. Collins, B.P. Flaherty. 29. Prevention Program Implementation; S. Schinke, K. Cole. 30. Family Management Studies: Research Design and Measurement Issues; T.J. Dishion, et al. 31.

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