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Drug Abuse Prevention, Third Edition
A School and Community Partnership

Author(s): Richard Wilson, University of Louisville, Kentucky
Cheryl Kolander, University of Louisville, Lafayette
  • ISBN-13: 9780763771584
  • Paperback    332 pages      © 2011
Price: $156.95 US List
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Using an evidence-based approach, Drug Abuse Prevention: A School and Community Partnership, Third Edition teaches students and practitioners the important concepts and skills needed to design effective drug prevention programs. Written to cover more than just the facts about drugs, this text provides a background of drug use and abuse, presents the principles and skills of prevention, with particular focus on adolescents and school settings, and reinforces the importance of schools forming community partnerships with key institutions and the application of policy tools to enhance the impact of education alone.

Twelve years and three editions later, this text continues to be a reliable source for preparing future drug educators and prevention specialists.

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Features & Benefits

  • Covers all the essential concepts and competencies needed by aspiring drug educators and prevention specialists
  • Provides narratives devoted to drug information as well as prevention best-practice concepts
  • Discusses early intervention and treatment to give prevention specialists a perspective on the other aspects of diminishing the demand for drugs of abuse
  • Addresses important policy issues in drug abuse prevention, reinforcing the general concept that drug abuse prevention is best accomplished by a combination of education and communication as well as organizational and legal supports for diminished drug abuse in communities
  • Includes a chapter on the theory and practice of evaluation to address the need for more effective evaluation efforts

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The text is designed to prepare students and professionals to effectively address alcohol, tobacco, and other drug problems in schools and communities. 

  • Substance Abuse Prevention
  • Drug Abuse Prevention 
  • Tobacco, Alcohol and Drug Education 
  • Alcohol and Drug Abuse
Chapter  1  An Introduction to Drug Education
Chapter  2  Drug Abuse Problems: Background and Setting
Chapter  3  Alcohol and Tobacco: Fugitives from the War on Drugs
Chapter  4  Other Drugs, Mostly Legal
Chapter  5  Other Drugs, Mostly Illegal
Chapter  6  Focus on the Community
Chapter  7  Focus on the Individual
Chapter  8  Focus on the School
Chapter  9  School and Community Violence and Prevention
Chapter  10  Public Policy and Drug Abuse Prevention
Chapter  11  Early Intervention with Drug Abuse and Related Problems
Chapter  12  Treatment of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Drug Addiction
Chapter  13  Needs Assessment and Program Evaluation
Appendix  A  Criteria for the Development or Selection of Drug Prevention Curricula
Appendix  B  Selected Evaluation Instruments
Appendix  C  School Drug Policies
Appendix  D  Code of Ethics for Prevention Professionals

Richard Wilson-University of Louisville, Kentucky

Dr. Richard Wilson is a Professor of Public Health at University of Louisville.  He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in public health education theory and methods, drug education, and violence prevention.  He is actively involved in prevention research, and serves as a consultant to public and school health agencies at local, state, and federal levels.  Dr. Wilson has degrees in behavioral science, public health education, and health science.

Cheryl Kolander-University of Louisville, Lafayette

Dr. Kolander is a Professor of Health Education at the University of Louisville. She received her doctoral degree from Indiana University, Bloomington. Her areas of specialization include pedagogy, drug and alcohol education, and women's health. Her research and presentations relate to social norms (ATOD), peak performance, holistic health and wellness, and women's issues. She has been actively involved in ATOD prevention for the past twenty years.

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ISBN-13: 9780763771584

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