Unique in its coverage of both prevention and intervention, this book provides evidence-based strategies and ready-to-use tools for addressing substance abuse in middle and high school settings. Readers learn ways to identify students at risk and implement programs that meet a broad continuum of needs-from psychoeducational and support groups to individual intervention and referral to community services. Also provided is up-to-date information on the nature of adolescent substance abuse problems, their prevalence, and how they develop. Clearly organized and accessible, the book is designed for optimal practical utility. Special features include illustrative case examples, resources, and reproducible worksheets and forms.
This title is part of the Practical Intervention in the Schools Series, edited by Kenneth W. Merrell.
"This book is a wonderful combination of data and practical interventions for students struggling with substance abuse. It is informative, user friendly, and scientifically sound, giving school-based professionals a resource they can turn to for answers."
-Carol Anderson, MEd, Educational Specialist, Emotional Disturbance/Mental Health Issues, Utah State Office of Education
"Student substance abuse is an enormously important topic that has received massive media and government attention. But the fact remains that there are limited research-based approaches that offer practical solutions. Burrow-Sanchez and Hawken have written one of those rare books that are both scholarly and practical. This book is a roadmap to effective prevention and group and individual interventions. It is a 'must' for practicing clinicians, students in training, and substance abuse researchers."
-William R. Jenson, PhD, Department of Educational Psychology, University of Utah
1. Understanding the Context of Student Substance Use and Abuse
2. Development and Maintenance of Substance Abuse
3. Knowing Drugs of Abuse and Screening for Substance Abuse
4. Prevention Programming
5. Individual Interventions, Erin M. Ingoldsby and David Ehrman
6. Group Interventions
7. Consultation and Referral, Claudia G. Vincent
Jason J. Burrow-Sanchez, PhD, Department of Educational Psychology, University of Utah, and Leanne S. Hawken, PhD, Department of Special Education, University of Utah