Preventing Harmful Substance Use: The Evidence Base for Policy and Practice

Preventing Harmful Substance Use: The Evidence Base for Policy and Practice

Editor(s): Tim Stockwell, Paul J. Gruenewald, John. W Toumbourou, Wendy Loxley

Published Online: 24 DEC 2009

Print ISBN: 9780470092279

Online ISBN: 9780470713624

DOI: 10.1002/9780470713624

About this Book

The prevention of harm from drug use, both legal and illegal, is a major concern to government departments and clinicians throughout the world. Recently, much new research has been conducted regarding global levels and patterns of drug-related harm, on common risk factors with other social problems (e.g. mental health, crime) and on the effectiveness of wide range of intervention strategies. There is a need to summarise and synthesise this new knowledge for use in a range of disciplines. Preventing Harmful Substance Use offers the most comprehensive and up-to-date advice available on the prevention of drug and alcohol abuse. Contributors provide authoritative, science-based reviews of knowledge on their areas of expertise, and make clear recommendations for the future of prevention policy and practice. A final section draws the work together and offers a framework for an integrated science of prevention.

Table of contents

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  1. Part 1: Introduction

  2. Part 2: Patterns of Risk and Related Harms

    1. Chapter 2.3

      Substance Use and Mental Health in Longitudinal Perspective (pages 43–51)

      Maree Teesson, Louisa Degenhardt, Wayne Hall, Michael Lynskey, John W. Toumbourou and George Patton

  3. Part 3: Interventions for Children and Adolescents

  4. Part 4: Interventions in the Community: Illustrative Case Studies

    1. Chapter 4.4

      Application of Evidence-Based Approaches to Community Interventions (pages 177–189)

      Andrew J. Treno, Juliet P. Lee, Bridget Freisthler, Lillian G. Remer and Paul J. Gruenewald

  5. Part 5: Legislative and Regulatory Perspectives on the Prevention of Risky Drug Use and Harm

  6. Part 6: The Evidence Base for Prevention in Broad Perspective

  7. Part 7: Future Directions for Prevention Policy and Research

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