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Title: Prevention Practice in Substance Abuse
Corporate Author: University of Kentucky
Ctr for Prevention Research
United States of America
Editor(s): C G Leukefeld; R R Clayton
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 192
Sponsoring Agency: Haworth Press, Inc
Binghamton, NY 13904
National Institute on Drug Abuse
Bethesda, MD 20892-9561
University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY 40506
Publication Number: ISBN 1-56024-734-7
Sale Source: Haworth Press, Inc
10 Alice Street
Binghamton, NY 13904
United States of America
Type: Conference Material
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Thirteen papers provide information to researchers and practitioners on bridging practice and research in substance abuse prevention.
Abstract: The introduction emphasizes the continuing need for collaboration between prevention researchers and practitioners. another paper sets the stage for prevention interventions with an overview of bio-psycho-social risk factors. One group of papers is data-oriented. Findings from a school prevention program that targeted third-grade to sixth-grade students is followed by a report on the use of sensation-seeking as a targeting variable for prevention campaigns. Another paper from this group presents findings from a study of Hungarian adolescents regarding alcohol use and associated socialization characteristics of family caring, family sanctions against alcohol use, school adjustment, and peer alcohol associations. A report on the use of substance- abuse curricula in California traditional and continuation high schools examines the immediate impact of nine social influence- oriented activities on drug-related knowledge and beliefs for students; the relative effectiveness of two program delivery methods (active versus passive) was also examined. Two other papers in this group analyze the use of parent and child reports of child and parent alcohol use, parenting attitudes, and practices and describe the use of squashing theory as a prediction analytical approach for drug behavior used in Italy. The third group of papers is conceptual. One paper presents a cognitive model of adolescent thinking related to substance use, and another describes an approach for conceptualizing high-risk prevention research. A paper suggests that cultural experiences of the target audience for prevention interventions must be incorporated into the intervention. Three main paradigms to guide prevention research are discussed in a paper, and the final report presents recommendations for both practice and research, with a view toward enhancing knowledge development. For individual papers, see NCJ-157444-56. Chapter references and a subject index
Main Term(s): Drug prevention programs
Index Term(s): Crime prevention planning; Research design; Research methods; Research uses in policymaking
Note: Papers presented at a meeting of the Society for Prevention Research in Lexington, Ky., during the fall of 1993.
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