ERIC Number: ED363831
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
A Social Role Negotiation Approach to Campus Prevention of Alcohol and Other Drug Problems.
Blume, Thomas W.
This document presents a social role negotiation model to be used in the prevention of alcohol and other drugs on college campuses. Section I focuses on theories and theorizing, explaining the fundamental aspects of a theory formulation project. Section II explores the historical and social context of the social role negotiation model. Patterns of drug use, problems with drug use, attempts to control drug use, and theories about drug use are reviewed in historical perspective. Section III presents the social role negotiation model of alcohol and other drug abuse. It explores drug abuse in terms of the needs of the developing individual; the interactive nature of human behavior; conflict management; and the effects of chemicals in the human body. The model is presented in terms of assumptions followed by illustrative material. Section IV addresses the challenge of campus alcohol and other drug abuse prevention defined in social role negotiation terms. It examines college as a special experience developmentally, multiple and conflicting roles of the college student, sources of role strain, resources and coping mechanisms, and the context of student drinking and other drug use. Section V focuses on applying a social role negotiation model on the college campus. Strategies discussed include making role changes and choices overt, reducing forces that create role strain, teaching negotiation skills, supporting positive lifestyles, giving permission for role mistakes, encouraging honesty and congruence, and providing a forum for discussion and exploration of roles. (NB)
Descriptors: Alcohol Abuse, College Programs, College Students, Drug Abuse, Higher Education, Models, Prevention, Theories
Addiction Studies Institute, P.O. Box 19900, Detroit, MI 48219 ($6; quantity discounts).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Detroit Mercy Univ., MI. Addiction Studies Inst.