Substance Abuse on Campus: A Handbook for College and University Personnel

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Substance abuse is one of higher education's worst problems not only in terms of financial but also human cost. Drawing upon current theory and research, this handbook arrives at practical solutions to these problems. While there are divergent models of research and practice in substance abuse which have led to competing models of intervention, treatment, and prevention, this book seeks to reconcile those differences. It allows the reader to understand substance abuse from theoretical/research perspectives and ...

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Overview

Substance abuse is one of higher education's worst problems not only in terms of financial but also human cost. Drawing upon current theory and research, this handbook arrives at practical solutions to these problems. While there are divergent models of research and practice in substance abuse which have led to competing models of intervention, treatment, and prevention, this book seeks to reconcile those differences. It allows the reader to understand substance abuse from theoretical/research perspectives and guides the reader from conceptualization to programming to intervention with the substance abusing student.

The book is divided into three parts. The first deals with ways of conceptualizing substance-abuse and the models which have been the basis for developing intervention strategies. Theories of how substance abuse problems develop are discussed and some suggestions are given as to how these theories may guide prevention, intervention, and treatment. The second part focuses on how one should establish policies and programming on campus, and how these programming and policy decisions can help in prevention strategies. The final part outlines how one can assess, intervene, and provide treatment for a substance abuser. Included here is a chapter on self-help groups and how they may be used in support of treatment and aftercare.

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Reviews current research and theory on substance abuse and models of prevention and treatment, for personnel in higher education. Part I explains conceptual models underlying intervention strategies, and Part II focuses on establishing drug and alcohol policies and programs on campus, and on how policy decisions can help in prevention strategies. Part III outlines how to asses, intervene, and provide treatment for a substance abuser, and includes a chapter on the role of self-help groups in recovery. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Meet the Author

P. CLAYTON RIVERS is Professor of Psychology and Coordinator of Substance Abuse Training in the Clinical Psychology Department of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

ELSIE R. SHORE is Professor of Psychology at and coordinator of the Substance Abuse Counselor Training Curriculum at Wichita State University.

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Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
1 Alcohol Involvement over the Life Span: A Developmental Perspective on Etiology and Course 3
2 Neuropsychological Effects of Substance Abuse 23
3 The Disease Model of Addiction 49
4 Alternative Theories of Substance Abuse: Implications for Understanding Substance Abuse and Dependence in College Students 73
5 Policy Development: An Essential Element in Addressing Campus Substance Abuse Issues 101
6 From Reactive to Proactive Prevention: Promoting an Ecology of Health on Campus 119
7 Prohibition and Freshman Residence Halls: A Study of the Enforcement of University Alcohol Policy 141
8 Assessing Alcohol Problems in Student Populations 165
9 Intervening with Substance-Abusing College Students 189
10 Treatment of Substance Abuse Problems 209
11 The Role of Self-Help Groups in College Students' Recovery From Substance Abuse and Related Problems 241
Selected Bibliography 261
Index 267
About the Editors and Contributors 273
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