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.
White, Rabiner, College Drinking and Drug Use: Introductory Comments. Part I: The Scope of the Problem. Schulenberg, Patrick, Historical and Developmental Patterns of Alcohol and Drug Use Among College Students: Framing the Problem. McCabe, Cranford, Teter, Rabiner, Boyd, Use, Misuse, and Diversion of Scheduled Prescription Medications by College Students. Part II: Biological and Neuropsychological Aspects of Substance Use. Medina, Tapert, Chronic Effects of Heavy Alcohol and Marijuana Use on the Brain and Cognition in Adolescents and Young Adults. Bates, Buckman, Emotional Dysregulation in the Moment: Why Some College Students May Not Mature Out of Hazardous Alcohol and Drug Use. Part III: Psychological and Social Aspects of Substance Use. Reich, Goldman, Drinking in College Students and Their Age Peers: The Role of Anticipatory Processes. Fromme, Quinn, The Effects of Alcohol on Other Behavioral Risks. Verges, Sher, Personality and Contextual Factors in College Students' Drinking. Part IV: Prevention and Intervention Strategies. Cronce, Larimer, Brief Individual-focused Alcohol Interventions for College Students. Walters, Lee, Walker, Brief Interventions for Marijuana Use. Martens, Alcohol Interventions for College Student-athletes. Saltz, Community and Environmental Prevention Interventions. Kilmer, Bailie, The Impact of College Student Substance Use: Working with Students on Campus. Laitman, Stewart, Campus Recovery Programs. Part V: Policy Issues. Cook, Gearing, The Minimum Legal Drinking Age: 21 as an Artifact. Saltz, Fell, Balancing Cost and Benefits of the Minimum Legal Drinking Age: A Response to Cook and Gearing.