College Drinking and Drug Use

Helene Raskin White and David L. Rabiner (editors)

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.

Rabiner, an associate research professor in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, co-edited this title as part of The Duke Series in Child Development and Public Policy. This important series presents cutting-edge work in child development, highlighting the implications for prevention, intervention, and major public policy. Each volume brings together distinguished scholars to present significant, original theory and research.