Description : The authors argue that cross-cultural and scientific studies yield evidence that the present policies in the US which seek to control alcohol consumption are ineffective. They argue that the distinctions between acceptable and unacceptable drinking should be clarified and that, rather than stigmatiz
Description : 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.
Description : 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.
Description : Focuses on several factors that are necessary for substance abuse & addiction to occur, including an examination of the biological research regarding the phenomenon of addiction to a variety of substances. Describes individual risk & protection factors that contribute to the abuse, & addiction to alcohol & drugs. Looks at how risk & protection factors play out in subcultures & in major activity settings including the home, school, workplace & recreation settings. Addresses a range of legislative options for Congress. History of drug control policy in the U.S.
Author by : United States Department of Transportation
Languange : en
Publisher by : National Academies Press
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Total Download : 512
File Size : 41,8 Mb
Description : Alcohol is a killer--1 of every 13 deaths in the United States is alcohol-related. In addition, 5 percent of the population consumes 50 percent of the alcohol. The authors take a close look at the problem in a "classy little study," as The Washington Post called this book. The Library Journal states, ". . . [T]his is one book that addresses solutions. . . . And it's enjoyably readable. . . . This is an excellent review for anyone in the alcoholism prevention business, and good background reading for the interested layperson." The Washington Post agrees: the book ". . . likely will wind up on the bookshelves of counselors, politicians, judges, medical professionals, and law enforcement officials throughout the country."
Description : A critical issue for suicide prevention is the role of substance abuse (SA) in the interplay of factors that result in a greater risk for suicidal behaviors. This report focuses on the current state of knowledge at the intersection of suicide and SA. Focuses on the epidemiology of suicide itself and presents a brief history of the growing focus on suicide as a public health issue of significant concern. Provides an overview of what we know and do not know of the impact of SA ¿ including both drugs and alcohol ¿ on suicide risk. It also acknowledges the critical interrelationships among SA, mental illness and suicide risk. Explores suicide prevention within the public health context of behavioral health promotion and illness prevention. Illustrations.
Description : Written primarily for alcohol & other drug prevention coordinators at postsecondary institutions & for other campus administrators who are interested in implementing, improving, or expanding impaired driving prevention programs. Presents detailed descriptions of potentially effective approaches to preventing impaired driving: increasing general awareness, alternative transportation programs, responsible beverage service programs, deterrence strategies for preventing alcohol-impaired driving, & calling for public action. Risk assessment form. Resource section.
Description : Examines issues of Hispanic/Latino family, culture, and society as they relate to the design and evaluation of alcohol, tobacco and other drug problem prevention programs. Reviews concepts of substance abuse prevention and provides a conceptual framework for the understanding of adolescent problem behavior as it relates to family interactional factors. Additional chapters examine several model prevention programs serving the Hispanic/Latino community, including Project Mama, Shenandoah, and MET. Discusses future directions for substance abuse prevention programs in these communities.