Prevention of Substance Use

  • Zili Sloboda
  • Hanno Petras
  • Elizabeth Robertson
  • Ralph Hingson

Part of the Advances in Prevention Science book series (Adv. Prevention Science)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Introduction to Substance Use

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Amy Peacock, Wayne Hall, Louisa Degenhardt
      Pages 19-36
    3. Nicole J. Roberts, Diana Fishbein
      Pages 37-55
    4. Michael M. Vanyukov, Ralph E. Tarter
      Pages 57-73
    5. Matthew R. Lee, Yoanna E. McDowell, Kenneth J. Sher
      Pages 75-97
    6. David H. Jernigan
      Pages 119-130
  3. Effective Prevention Interventions and Strategies for Substance Use

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 131-131
    2. J. Douglas Coatsworth, Melissa W. George
      Pages 133-146
    3. Zili Sloboda, Christopher L. Ringwalt
      Pages 147-163
    4. Mallie J. Paschall, Rebecca Yau, Christopher L. Ringwalt
      Pages 165-180
    5. Emily E. Tanner-Smith, Sean P. Grant
      Pages 181-192
    6. Anna Pagano, Raul Caetano, Juliet P. Lee
      Pages 193-205
  4. Methodological Challenges

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 207-207
    2. Jane Mounteney, Paul Griffiths
      Pages 223-232
    3. Holly P. O’Rourke, David P. MacKinnon
      Pages 233-246
    4. Kelly L. Hall, Inbal Nahum-Shani, Gerald J. August, Megan E. Patrick, Susan A. Murphy, Daniel Almirall
      Pages 263-280
    5. Celia B. Fisher, Rimah Jaber
      Pages 281-299
  5. Emerging Areas

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 301-301
    2. William D. Crano, Eusebio M. Alvaro, Jason T. Siegel
      Pages 303-318
    3. David B. Buller, Barbara J. Walkosz, W. Gill Woodall
      Pages 319-334
    4. Nathaniel R. Riggs, Mark T. Greenberg, Kamila Dvorakova
      Pages 335-346
  6. Future Challenges

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 347-347
    2. Matthew Chinman, Joie Acosta, Patricia Ebener, Sarah Hunter, Pamela Imm, Abraham Wandersman
      Pages 367-383
    3. Gregor Burkhart, Stefanie Helmer
      Pages 413-441
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 443-453

About this book


This volume provides a serious examination of substance use prevention research and practice as components of the continuum from health promotion through to prevention and health care in sub-groups and in the general population. Extensive background chapters provide portals into the evolution of the field and the cutting edge research being conducted on the etiology, epidemiology, and genetics of substance use and abuse. The global nature and health burden of substance use and abuse incorporates assessments of the serious problems related to the prevention of legal substance use (i.e., alcohol and tobacco) and how lessons learned in those arenas may apply to the prevention of illicit substance use.  Research and practice chapters detail a range of effective evidence-based programs, policies and practices and emerging prevention interventions from the literatures on the family and school contexts in addition to innovations involving mindfulness and the social media. Continued advancements in substance use prevention research, practice, training, and policy are projected.

Included among topics addressed are:

  • Progression of substance use to abuse and substance use disorders
  • The tobacco prevention experience: a model for substance use prevention?
  • Policy interventions: intended and unintended influences on substance use
  • Qualitative methods in the study of psychoactive substance use
  • Use of media and social media in the prevention of substance use
  • Supporting prevention science and prevention research internationally

The array of research accomplishments and real-world methods presented in Prevention of Substance Use merits the attention of a variety of researchers and practitioners, including public health professionals, health psychologists, and epidemiologists.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Zili Sloboda
    • 1
  • Hanno Petras
    • 2
  • Elizabeth Robertson
    • 3
  • Ralph Hingson
    • 4
  1. 1.Applied Prevention Science InternationalOntarioUSA
  2. 2.AIRWashington, DCUSA
  3. 3.University of AlabamaTuscaloosaUSA
  4. 4.Division of Epidemiology and Prevention ResearchNational Institute on Alcohol Abuse and AlcoholismRockvilleUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-00625-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-00627-3
  • Series Print ISSN 2625-2619
  • Series Online ISSN 2625-2627
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