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AuthorStoil, Michael J. author
TitlePreventing Substance Abuse [electronic resource] : Interventions that Work / by Michael J. Stoil, Gary Hill
ImprintBoston, MA : Springer US, 1996
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Descript XIV, 200 p. online resource


Preventing Substance Abuse is an informal guide to successful programs for treating specific substance abuse problems, identifying their origins, implementation, outcomes, and, where possible, contacts for obtaining additional information. The emphasis is on information documented from outcomes of successful interventions rather than on theories of what should work or what works under experimental conditions. Key features include easy-to-follow charts and graphs and an appendix summarizing the National Structured Evaluation (mandated by Congress) of substance abuse prevention


1. A Problem-Solution Approach to Substance Abuse -- Substance Abuse: A Constellation of Problems -- How Communities Respond -- Doing What Works: Reducing Specific Problems -- Doing What Works: Finding Winning Solutions -- Doing What Works: The Changing Role of Primary Healthcare -- 2. Problem: Preventing Drug-Exposed Newborns -- Drug-Exposed Newborns as a Community Problem -- Delaware Diamond Deliveries -- New Start, Oregon -- Project Network, Oregon -- National Indian Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Prevention (Multiple States) -- General Observations -- 3. Problem: Prevention among Families in Trouble -- Families that Needโ{128}{148}and Eludeโ{128}{148}Help -- Family Effectiveness Training, Florida -- Strengthening Black Families, Alabama -- Survival Training for Parents, Ohio -- YCOSA Targeted Prevention, Alabama -- General Observations -- 4. Problem: Prevention among Young Children -- What Kinds of Intervention Can Young Children Use? -- โ{128}{156}Iโ{128}{153}m Specialโ{128}{157} Program, North Carolina -- Primary Prevention Impact for Caregivers, Florida -- Prime Time, Texas -- Social Development Project, Washington -- General Observations -- 5. Problem: Preparing the Ground for Prevention in Early Adolescence -- The Complexity of the 5th to 7th Grade Crisis -- Drug Abuse Resistance Education (Multistate) -- Adolescent Alcohol Prevention Trial, California -- Alcohol Misuse Prevention Study, Michigan -- General Observations -- 6. Problem: Preventing Drug Use in Secondary School -- What School-Based Prevention Can (and Canโ{128}{153}t) Accomplish -- Botvinโ{128}{153}s Life Skills Approach, New York -- Drug Resistance Project, Arizona -- Lions Quest Skills for Adolescents, Ohio -- Positive Youth Development Program, Connecticut -- Project Alert, California -- Project Pride, Pennsylvania -- Teenage Health Teaching Modules (Multistate) -- General Observations -- 7. Problem: Intervening with Teenagers at Highest Risk for Addiction -- โ{128}{156}Interventionโ{128}{157} Rather Than Prevention or Treatment -- Choice Intervention, Kentucky -- Drug Prevention Project for Homeless and Runaway Youth, Connecticut -- Everyday Theater Summer Program, Washington, DC -- Friendly PEERsuasion (Multiple Sites) -- Peer Support Retreats, Arizona -- Personal Growth Class, Washington -- Project Healthy Alternatives for Lifeโ{128}{153}s Transitions, Nebraska -- Residential Student Assistance Program, New York -- Smart Leaders (Multistate) -- General Observations -- 8. Problem: Preventing Substance Abuse among Employees and Retirees -- Barriers to Adult Prevention -- Aetna HAI Managed Behavioral Health, Utah -- Levi-Strauss Worksite Policy Changes, Tennessee -- Los Angeles Water and Power Supervisory Training Program, California -- Mental Health and Aging Workshops, Oregon -- General Observations -- 9. Problem: Reducing the Costs of Alcohol Use -- Behind the Myth of an Alcoholic Society -- Alcohol, Drugs, Driving, and You, Colorado -- Alcoholic Beverage Server Intervention (Multistate) -- Community Alcohol Abuse and Injury Prevention Project, Rhode Island -- Ignition Interlock Device Trial, Ohio -- Self-Regulation Training, Vermont -- Teamsโ{128}{148}Gamesโ{128}{148} Tournaments, Georgia -- University Student Alcohol Intervention, Washington -- General Observations -- 10. Problem: Organizing the Community for Prevention -- Selecting a Model for Prevention Infrastructure -- Specialization by Client Type: The Cadre Project, California -- Specialization by Function: Greater Alliance for Prevention System, Illinois -- Top-Down Planning: Midwest Prevention Program/Project Star -- Low-Tech Linkages: Upper Little Caillou Drug-Free School, Louisiana -- General Observations -- 11. A Short โ{128}{156}To Doโ{128}{157} List for Drug Abuse Prevention -- Base Prevention Priorities on Need -- Match Interventions with Populations -- Inventory Whatโ{128}{153}s in Place -- Invest Money and Expertise -- Call the Doctor -- Patiently Measure Success -- 12. What Doesnโ{128}{153}t Work: Four Mistakes Preventionists Make -- How We Know What Doesnโ{128}{153}t Work -- The Self-Esteem Trap -- Activities for the Sake of Activities -- Knowledge Isnโ{128}{153}t Always Power -- When Drug Abuse Is Logical -- Appendix: The National Structured Evaluation on Prevention of Alcohol and Drug Abuse -- References

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