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College Drinking and Drug Use, Book

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Edited by Helene Raskin White and David L. Rabiner
Copyright 2011
ISBN 9781606239957 
306 Pages 

ORDER CODE: 9781606239957

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

Table of Contents
College Drinking and Drug Use: Introductory Comments, Helene Raskin White and David L. Rabiner

I. The Scope of the Problem

1. Historical and Developmental Patterns of Alcohol and Drug Use among College Students: Framing the Problem, John E. Schulenberg and Megan E. Patrick

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

II. Biological and Neuropsychological Aspects of Substance Use

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

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

III. Psychological and Social Aspects of Substance Use

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

7. Personality and Contextual Factors in College Students’ Drinking, Alvaro Vergés and Kenneth J. Sher

IV. Prevention and Intervention Strategies

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

13. Campus Recovery Programs, Lisa Laitman and Lea P. Stewart

V. Policy Issues

14. The Minimum Legal Drinking Age: 21 as an Artifact, Philip J. Cook and Maeve E. Gearing

15. Balancing Cost and Benefits of the Minimum Legal Drinking Age: A Response to Cook and Gearing, Robert F. Saltz and James C. Fell

Developmental psychologists; researchers in the fields of substance abuse and adolescent psychology/psychiatry; college alcohol and drug counselors; college administrators.

About the Editors
Helene Raskin White, PhD, is Professor II of Sociology, with joint appointments in the Center of Alcohol Studies and the Department of Sociology, and Deputy Director of the Center for Behavioral Health Services and Criminal Justice Research at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. Her research focuses on the etiology, development, consequences, and comorbidity of substance use and other problem behaviors (e.g., violence, crime, and mental health problems) over the life course. She also develops, implements, and evaluates brief substance use interventions for college students.

David L. Rabiner, PhD, is Associate Director of the Center for Child and Family Policy and Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience at Duke University. His recent work focuses on interventions to improve academic performance in children with attention difficulties and a variety of other issues related to attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), including the nonmedical use of ADHD medications by college students.


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