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Drug Abuse

Foundation for a Psychosocial Approach, 1st Edition

By Seymour Eiseman, Joseph A Wingard, George J Huba


268 pages

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Departing from largely ineffective medically-oriented approaches to the problems of drug abuse/education, the contributors to this volume present relevant empirical findings and theoretical models within a comprehensive psychosocial framework, which draws upon recent advances in understanding the physiological, psychological, interpersonal, and social forces that are the causes of youthful drug addiction.

Table of Contents




Applications of a Theory of Drug Use to Prevention Programs George J. Huba, Joseph A. Wingard, and Peter M. Bentler

Constructive Peer Relationships, Social Development, and Cooperative Learning Experiences: Implications for the Prevention of Drug Abuse David W. Johnson

An Approach to Primary Prevention of Drug Abuse Among Children and Youth—Parental Influence Seymour Eiseman

Education about Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs—A Challenge to Our Schools Seymour Eiseman

Which Way Drug Education? Stephen F. Wepner

Drug Education—A Turn On or A Turn Off? Michael S. Goodstadt

A Critique of Values: Clarification in Drug Education Chwee Lye Chng

Substance Abuse Prevention Programming and Research: A Partnership in Need of Improvement Richard Dembo


Adolescent Drug Use and Intentions to Use Drugs in the Future: A Concurrent Analysis George J. Huba, Joseph A. Wingard, and Peter M. Bentler

Alcohol Use and Self-Esteem of Adolescents Wayne R. Mitic

Multivariate Prediction of Cigarette Smoking Among Children in Grades Six, Seven and Eight Linda L. Pederson, Jon C. Baskerville, and Neville M. Lefcoe

Awareness of Substance Abuse and Other Health-Related Behaviors Among Preschool Children Forest S. Tennant, Jr.

Patterns of Drug Use Among Mexican-American Potential School Dropouts James E. Bruno and Lynn Doscher

The Relationship Between Self-Reported Religiosity and Drug Use by College Students Carol J. Turner and Robert J. Willis

Empirically-Derived Hierarchy of Use for Psychotropics: A Cost Benefit Index Khalil A. Khavari and Frazier M. Douglass


Sources of Information About "Drugs" Margaret A. Sheppard

Trends in Use of Alcohol and Other Substances on Television

Bradley S. Greenberg, Carlos Fernandez-Collado, David Graef, Felipe Korzenny, and Charles K.


Smoking, Drugging and Drinking in Top Rated TV Series Bradley S. Greenberg

Films and Drug Education Margaret A. Sheppard and Michael S. Goodstadt

Opinions of Seventh to Twelfth Graders Regarding the Effectiveness of Pro- and Anti-Smoking Messages Samuel W. Monismith, Robert E. Shute, Richard W. St.Pierre, and Wesley F. Alles

A Cross-Cultural Field Study of Drug Rehabilitation Methodologies in Sweden and the United States Robert D. Mann and Joseph Wingard

Use of Gestalt Therapy Within a Drug Treatment Program Stephen I. Sideroff

Issues in the Training of Alcoholism Counselors Andris Skuja

Drug Program Evaluation: Outcome Measures John W. Murphy


Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Mental Health