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College Drinking and Drug Use

Edited by Helene Raskin White and David L. Rabiner

306 Pages
Size: 6" x 9"
November 2011
ISBN 978-1-60623-995-7
Cat. #3995
Price: $59.00 $50.15
December 2011
ISBN 978-1-60918-960-0
EPUB format
Price: $59.00 $50.15

“Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through faculty and professionals.”

Choice Reviews

“Practitioners, college administrators, and public health researchers interested in the most up-to-date information on college drinking and drug use will find this volume an excellent reference. From an all-star cast of contributing authors, this is the first book to offer both biobehavioral and prevention perspectives, including suggestions on how to apply cutting-edge research to reduce this major public health problem.”

—Rob Turrisi, PhD, Department of Biobehavioral Health and Prevention Research Center, The Pennsylvania State University

“This is an important contribution for professionals who work in the college or university milieu, as well as instructors who teach courses on substance abuse. The book presents up-to-date information and current best practices. While it is well recognized that college students are at risk for substance use problems, the difficulties around prevention are legion. 'Lecturing at' college students is only marginally effective, but this book describes interventions that work! By introducing the concept that colleges and universities would benefit greatly by creating recovering communities, the book beckons the reader to the future of college-level substance use programming and opens up a whole new topic for pedagogy.”

—Joy G. Willmott, MSSA, LISW, LICDC, Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, Case Western Reserve University

“Chapters provide informative discussion by experts in a variety of areas related to college alcohol and drug use: epidemiology, biological effects, psychosocial aspects, prevention, and policy. This book would be a great choice for a graduate-level course on the topic.”

—Patrick M. O’Malley, PhD, Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

“A 'must-have' for every practitioner, administrator, or policymaker committed to reducing problems associated with college drinking and drug use, this essential resource guides college and university professionals to effectively bring theory to practice. Comprehensively reviewing the latest scientific research in the field, the book focuses on ways to change both college drinking culture and individuals' high-risk behaviors.”

—Diane Fedorchak, MEd, BASICS Project Director and Fresh and Sober Coordinator, Center for Health Promotion, University of Massachusetts Amherst
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