ERIC Number: ED528184
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Dec
Reference Count: 0
College Drinking and Drug Use. The Duke Series in Child Development and Public Policy
White, Helene Raskin, Ed.; Rabiner, David L., Ed.
Substance use among college students can result in serious academic and safety problems and have long-term negative repercussions. This state-of-the-art volume draws on the latest research on students' alcohol and drug use to provide useful suggestions for how to address this critical issue on college campuses. Leading researchers from multiple disciplines examine the prevalence and nature of substance use by students; biological and neuropsychological considerations; psychological and social aspects; prevention; and policy. Exemplary programs are presented--including brief interventions, comprehensive prevention programs, and recovery support programs--enhancing the utility of the book for campus-based clinicians and administrators. This book begins with "College Drinking and Drug Use: Introductory Comments," by Helene Raskin White and David L. Rabiner. It is then divided into five sections. Section I, The Scope of the Problem, contains the following: (1) Historical and Developmental Patterns of Alcohol and Drug Use among College Students: Framing the Problem (John E. Schulenberg and Megan E. Patrick); and (2) Use, Misuse, and Diversion of Scheduled Prescription Medications by College Students (Sean Esteban McCabe, James A. Cranford, Christian J. Teter, David L. Rabiner, and Carol J. Boyd). Section II, Biological and Neuropsychological Aspects of Substance Use, includes: (3) Chronic Effects of Heavy Alcohol and Marijuana Use on the Brain and Cognition in Adolescents and Young Adults (Krista M. Lisdahl and Susan Tapert); and (4) Emotional Dysregulation in the Moment: Why Some College Students May Not Mature Out of Hazardous Alcohol and Drug Use (Marsha E. Bates and Jennifer F. Buckman). Section III, Psychological and Social Aspects of Substance Use, presents: (5) Drinking in College Students and Their Age Peers: The Role of Anticipatory Processes (Richard R. Reich and Mark S. Goldman); (6) The Effects of Alcohol on Other Behavioral Risks (Kim Fromme and Patrick D. Quinn); and (7) Personality and Contextual Factors in College Students' Drinking (Alvaro Verges and Kenneth J. Sher). Section IV, Prevention and Intervention Strategies, contains: (8) Brief Individual-Focused Alcohol Interventions for College Students (Jessica M. Cronce and Mary E. Larimer); (9) Brief Interventions for Marijuana Use (Scott T. Walters, Christine M. Lee, and Denise D. Walker); (10) Alcohol Interventions for College Student-Athletes (Matthew P. Martens); (11) Community and Environmental Prevention Interventions (Robert F. Saltz); (12) The Impact of College Student Substance Use: Working with Students on Campus (Jason R. Kilmer and Shannon K. Bailie); and (13) Campus Recovery Programs (Lisa Laitman and Lea P. Stewart). Section V, Policy Issues, contains the following: (14) The Minimum Legal Drinking Age: 21 as an Artifact (Philip J. Cook and Maeve E. Gearing); and (15) Balancing Cost and Benefits of the Minimum Legal Drinking Age: A Response to Cook and Gearing (Robert F. Saltz and James C. Fell).
Descriptors: College Students, Campuses, Intervention, Marijuana, Prevention, Drug Abuse, Drinking, Young Adults, Psychology, At Risk Students, Drug Therapy, Biology, Neurology, Brain, Alcohol Abuse, Adolescents, Emotional Development, Maturity (Individuals), Psychological Patterns, Social Influences, Peer Influence, Health Behavior, Individual Characteristics, Context Effect, Athletes, Community Involvement, Colleges, Age Differences, Legal Responsibility, Cost Effectiveness
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