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Drug Abuse Prevention

Drug Abuse Prevention - 97 edition

Drug Abuse Prevention - 97 edition

ISBN13: 9780673990235

ISBN10: 0673990230

Drug Abuse Prevention by Richard W. Wilson and Cheryl A. Kolander - ISBN 9780673990235
Edition: 97
Copyright: 1997
Publisher: Benjamin-Cummings Publishing Co.
International: No
Drug Abuse Prevention by Richard W. Wilson and Cheryl A. Kolander - ISBN 9780673990235

ISBN13: 9780673990235

ISBN10: 0673990230

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This new book is one of the only texts available to offer a holistic approach to planning and implementing drug abuse prevention. With the goal of preparing professionals to address effectively alcohol, tobacco, and other drug problems in schools and communities, Wilson and Kolander consider all the factors that affect drug use, including the characteristics of the individual and social environments. They place heavy emphasis on the role of teachers, parents, and community personnel in combating drug-related problems. By including material on principles and practice of prevention and discussing classroom strategies and lesson plans, Drug Abuse Prevention effectively mixes theory and practice. This classic public health approach will show teachers, guidance counselors, public health educators, and social workers how to plan and implement successful drug abuse prevention programs.


  • Coming Soon! Web exercises available to identify for students the most up-to-date online resources available.
  • Learning objectives outline key concepts that will be presented in each chapter; chapter introductions highlight the key ideas; and end-of-chapter summaries recap the main themes.
  • Boxed material and tables feature current statistics, expand on chapter material, and provide learning activities.
  • Bolded key terms--definitions at the end of the text
  • Extensive Illustrations and photos

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

1. An Introduction to Drug Education

2. Drug Abuse Problems: Background and Setting

3. Alcohol and Tobacco: Fugitives from the War on Drugs

4. Other Drugs: Mostly Legal

5. Other Drugs: Mostly Illegal

6. Singular-Focus Approaches to Prevention

7. Current Prevention Approaches

Appendix to Chapter 7: Successful Prevention Programs: Implications for Communities, Schools, and Parents, A Special Text Supplement

8. Planning and Implementing an ATOD Curriculum

9. Policy Issues in ATOD Education

10. Early Intervention with Drug Abuse and Related Problems

11. Treatment of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Drug Addiction

12. Needs Assessment and Program Evaluation

13. Public Policy and Drug Abuse

Appendices A-L