College Drinking

Reframing a Social Problem / Changing the Culture


Author: George W. Dowdall

Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 1579228151

Category: Education

Page: 336

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Drinking is recognized as one of the most important problems confronting students on campus today, with major impacts on health and safety. This book answers crucial questions about why students drink, examines its complex links to campus crime and sexual assault, and offers new insights on how to address the issue. It differs from other studies of college drinking by dispelling the myth that the problem is universal. Dowdall’s research reveals that the incidence of alcohol abuse varies enormously between colleges, and in doing so identifies interventions and policies that have been effective, and those that have failed. His study is also unique in looking “upstream” at the broader cultural, organizational and social forces that shape this behavior, where most studies focus only on “downstream” behaviors, well after students have selected their college and have started drinking. Students and parents can take action to lower the risk of binge drinking by following the book’s recommendations, and consulting the data it provides about alcohol violations and crime at thousands of colleges. For administrators and student affairs personnel, it both defines and illuminates the issue, and outlines effective interventions.

College Drinking and Drug Use


Author: Helene Raskin White,David L. Rabiner

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 1606239953

Category: Education

Page: 306

View: 5952

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 title is part of The Duke Series in Child Development and Public Policy, edited by Kenneth A. Dodge and Martha Putallaz.

Changing the culture of college drinking

a socially situated health communication campaig[n]


Author: Linda Costigan Lederman,Lea Stewart

Publisher: Hampton Pr

ISBN: 9781572735927

Category: Education

Page: 303

View: 5004

Reducing dangerous drinking on college campuses has received a great deal of attention from prevention specialists, researchers, and college health professionals. This book describes an innovative way to approach the problem of dangerous drinking among college students and describes an award winning prevention campaign.

Getting Wasted

Why College Students Drink Too Much and Party So Hard


Author: Thomas Vander Ven

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814744419

Category: Education

Page: 230

View: 7234

Vander Ven argues that college students rely on "drunk support." Contrary to most accounts of alcohol abuse as being a solitary problem of one person drinking to excess, the college drinking scene is very much a social one where students support one another through nights of drinking games, rituals and rites of passage.

Brief Alcohol Screening and Intervention for College Students (BASICS)

A Harm Reduction Approach


Author: Linda A. Dimeff

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 9781572303928

Category: Psychology

Page: 200

View: 1635

This instructive manual presents a pragmatic and clinically proven approach to the prevention and treatment of undergraduate alcohol abuse. The BASICS model is a nonconfrontational, harm reduction approach that helps students reduce their alcohol consumption and decrease the behavioral and health risks associated with heavy drinking. Including numerous reproducible handouts and assessment forms, the book takes readers step-by-step through conducting BASICS assessment and feedback sessions. Special topics covered include the use of DSM-IV criteria to evaluate alcohol abuse, ways to counter student defensiveness about drinking, and obtaining additional treatment for students with severe alcohol dependency. Note about Photocopy Rights: The Publisher grants individual book purchasers nonassignable permission to reproduce selected figures, information sheets, and assessment instruments in this book for professional use. For details and limitations, see copyright page.

Alcohol Problems in Adolescents and Young Adults

Epidemiology. Neurobiology. Prevention. and Treatment


Author: Marc Galanter

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0306486261

Category: Psychology

Page: 456

View: 7474

Alcohol continues to be the substance of choice for today’s youth, leading to serious physical, psychological, and social consequences. Alcohol Problems in Adolescents and Young Adults ably addresses this growing trend. The latest entry in the Recent Developments in Alcoholism series, it comprehensively presents a wide-ranging clinical picture of teen drinking - epidemiology, neurobiology, behavioral phenomena, diagnostic and assessment issues, prevention and treatment data - in a developmental context. Fifty expert contributors display the scientific rigor, practical wisdom, and nuanced analysis that readers have come to expect from previous volumes. Among the subjects studied in depth: - Initiation of alcohol use/abuse - Risk and protective factors for alcohol dependence - High-risk adolescent populations - Drinking habits of college students - Long-range consequences of teenage drinking - Family-, school-, and community-based prevention programs - Treatment of comorbid substance and psychiatric disorders Clinicians, researchers, and policy makers will find this a bedrock source of evidence-based knowledge, whether one’s goal is choosing an age-appropriate assessment tool for eighth graders, preventing drinking among high school students, or understanding the alcohol-friendliness of campus culture. Here is a critical resource for all professionals dedicated to helping youngsters grow up sober.

College Student Alcohol Abuse

A Guide to Assessment, Intervention, and Prevention


Author: Christopher J. Correia,James G. Murphy,Nancy P. Barnett

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118236076

Category: Psychology

Page: 400

View: 1753

Essential evidence-based strategies for the prevention andreduction of alcohol abuse among college students With contributions from notable substance abuse researchers,this practical guide presents clear strategies for prevention ofand interventions for alcohol abuse in the college-agepopulation. Ranging from community-based prevention programs to individual,motivational, and interview-based approaches, College StudentAlcohol Abuse explores: The leading theories used to conceptualize college studentdrinking and related problems, with an emphasis on the clinicalimplications of each perspective Epidemiology of student drug use—including illicit drugsand nonmedical use of prescription drugs The spectrum of empirically supported prevention programs witha focus on best practices and materials How to conduct assessments and create intervention programs forstudents with substance abuse problems A must-have resource for every college administrator, residentstaff member, and addiction counselor who works with this uniquepopulation, College Student Alcohol Abuse translates thelatest research findings and interventions into clear andevidence-based strategies for assessing and treating collegestudents who are abusing alcohol.

Promising Approaches in the Prevention of Underage Drinking

Case Studies of State Activities : a Report


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Teenagers

Page: 75

View: 7745

This report is a product of a joint project of the National Association of Governors' Highway Safety Representatives (NAGHSR) and the National Association of State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors (NASADAD) focusing on state and local efforts to reduce underage drinking. Part of the project included a survey of the memberships of both NAGSHR and NASADAD designed to assess what states were doing to prevent underage drinking and to determine the extent of interagency cooperation within these efforts. The 10 case studies featured in this report were chosen from the efforts described by survey respondents to the question: "Can you identify current efforts to reduce underage drinking in your state that you consider to be particularly effective or promising?"

Campus Crime: Legal, Social, and Policy Perspectives


Author: Bonnie S. Fisher,John J. Sloan

Publisher: Charles C Thomas Publisher

ISBN: 039808520X

Category: Campus police

Page: 376

View: 5837

This updated edition examines the advancements that have been made in order to better understand campus crime, especially student victimization, and effectively address security issues. For the sake of continuity with the first edition, the authors maintain the three section divisions: "The Legal Context of Campus Crime," "The Social Context of Campus Crime," and "The Security Context of Campus Crime." Within each section, the contributors--criminologists, political scientists, sociologists, planners, lawyers, security experts, and policy advocates--address, what are believed to be, the most pre.

Alcohol, Other Drugs, and Behavior

Psychological Research Perspectives


Author: John Jung

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412967643

Category: Medical

Page: 589

View: 7200

Empowering readers to become educated consumers of research findings, the author uses research, concepts, and theories developed in the study of alcohol use as a point of reference when examining conceptions and evidence about less frequently studied drugs.

E-Therapy for Substance Abuse and Co-Morbidity


Author: John S. Wodarski,Sarah V. Curtis

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319123769

Category: Social Science

Page: 78

View: 3684

This brief provides an overview of the emerging field of Electronic Therapy, E-Therapy, with a specific focus on alcohol and substance abuse. Understanding barriers that prevent individuals from seeking necessary mental health treatment is at the center of the development and analysis of practice models of care. Geographic location, transportation, language barriers and other situations contribute to difficulties in obtaining adequate treatment for mental illness. E-Therapy eliminates these barriers by administering counseling and mental health services through audio or audiovisual means. This brief examines E-Therapy best practices as they apply to alcohol and substance abuse intervention and prevention.

Corporate Social Responsibility and Alcohol

The Need and Potential for Partnership


Author: Marcus Grant,Joyce O'Connor

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135410674

Category: Law

Page: 240

View: 4608

Increased scrutiny on the part of the general public, media, and government has warranted a reexamination of corporate responsibilities, standards of accountability, the company's role in its local and extended community, and its ethical position in our society and culture. Corporate Social Responsibility and Alcohol considers the basic values, ethics, policies and practices of a company's business. Particular attention will be paid to the alcohol beverage industry, and the many unique issues that are specific to this business, such as: responsible marketing, promotional, and advertising campaigns and strategies; the particular risks inherent in any alcoholic product; issues of abuse prevention & education; research; and legal and ethical aspects of alcohol. This will be the seventh volume in the ICAP Series on Alcohol in Society.

Alcohol Problems: Practice Interventions: Oxford Bibliographies Online Research Guide


Author: Oxford University Press

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199802210

Category: Social Science

Page: 26

View: 962

This ebook is a selective guide designed to help scholars and students of social work find reliable sources of information by directing them to the best available scholarly materials in whatever form or format they appear from books, chapters, and journal articles to online archives, electronic data sets, and blogs. Written by a leading international authority on the subject, the ebook provides bibliographic information supported by direct recommendations about which sources to consult and editorial commentary to make it clear how the cited sources are interrelated related. A reader will discover, for instance, the most reliable introductions and overviews to the topic, and the most important publications on various areas of scholarly interest within this topic. In social work, as in other disciplines, researchers at all levels are drowning in potentially useful scholarly information, and this guide has been created as a tool for cutting through that material to find the exact source you need. This ebook is a static version of an article from Oxford Bibliographies Online: Social Work, a dynamic, continuously updated, online resource designed to provide authoritative guidance through scholarship and other materials relevant to the study and practice of social work. Oxford Bibliographies Online covers most subject disciplines within the social science and humanities, for more information visit

Annual Review of Addictions and Offender Counseling

Best Practices


Author: Stephen Southern

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1621895939

Category: Psychology

Page: 216

View: 2063

Supported by the International Association of Addictions and Offender Counselors (IAAOC), this annual review addresses innovation, evaluation, and program development efforts in addictions and offender counseling. Experts in the field present peer-reviewed models and recommendations for ensuring best practices in addictions and offender counseling.