Translating Research on Inhibitory Control for the Prevention of Drug Abuse

  • Elizabeth M. Ginexi
  • Elizabeth B. Robertson


Significant progress has been made in effective approaches to the prevention of drug abuse over the past few decades. Many of the existing evidence-based prevention programs promote social and emotional learning, an approach that addresses underlying causes of problem behavior while supporting academic achievement and promoting positive youth development. There is growing recognition that these programs may work, at least in part, because of their impacts on underlying neurocognitive systems during important developmental periods in childhood. The development of the neural systems that support self-regulatory functions is important for acquiring appropriate neurocognitive skills that affect risk for mental, emotional, and behavioral disorders. This edited volume reviews the state of our knowledge about the neurobiological and psychosocial processes involved in behavioral inhibitory capacity and provides insights into how these findings may be translated into interventions.


Inhibitory Control Positive Youth Development Drug Abuse Prevention Prevention Science Positive Behavior Support 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of Epidemiology, Services and Prevention Research, Prevention Research BranchNational Institute on Drug AbuseBethesdaUSA

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