Description : 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.
Description : This is one of the only texts available that offers a holistic approach to planning and implementing drug abuse prevention.
Description : Here is helpful information about joint activities for prevention researchers and practitioners. Prevention Practice in Substance Abuse provides cutting-edge information related to prevention research and practice. Too frequently, researchers and practitioners do not communicate from a basic understanding of concepts and principles. This book begins to fill that void by providing information and recommendations for practitioners and researchers to develop projects jointly so both groups become more effective in their work. Chapters in Prevention Practice in Substance Abuse are grouped into three areas: background chapters contain information related to prevention in the United States, data-based chapters present the most recent national and international evaluation findings, and conceptual chapters stimulate thought about drug abuse prevention. A concluding chapter explores recommendations for joint activities and presents methods for both practice and research to enhance knowledge development. Specific topics addressed by the contributing authors include: mass media campaigns morality and substance abuse Hungarian adolescent drug abuse parenting practices social influences-oriented substance abuse prevention curricula choosing a paradigm to guide research and practice Prevention Practice in Substance Abuse is an ideal guide for drug and alcohol practitioners and researchers who wish to become more effective in their work using strategies for cooperating with each other to combat the use and abuse of drugs and alcohol.
Description : Psychological vulnerabilities and environment influences are the most powerful forces shaping the behavior and choices of students to use harmful substances. This book employs computer-assisted Associative Group Analysis technology of comparative imaging and cognitive mapping to identify these factors and offers new perspectives for more comprehensive risk assessments and effective prevention.
Description : This publication contains guidance for practitioners on monitoring and evaluating the effectiveness of youth substance abuse prevention programmes. It draws on information given by youth groups, community-based organisations and youth workers associated with two UN global projects (the Global Initiative on Primary Prevention of Substance Abuse and the Global Youth Network).
Description : Provides a clearly defined framework for the study of substance abuse prevention program evaluation in diverse, culturally defined settings, regardless of the ethnic/racial populations involved. Topics include: acculturation, ethnic identification and the evaluation process; history and philosophy of a science in a global perspective; psychometrics and culture; the role of ethics in evaluation; evaluating the success of community-based prevention efforts; the cultural context of epidemiologic research; culturally specific approaches; and communication and community participation in evaluation processes.
Description : 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.
Description : 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.