Publications

Facing Addiction in America

The Surgeon Generals Report, 2016 The United States has a serious substance misuse problem. Substance misuse is the use of alcohol or drugs in a manner, situation, amount, or frequency that could cause harm to the user or to those around them. Alcohol and drug misuse... read more

The Role of Prevention in Drug Endangered Children (DEC) Efforts

National Alliance for Drug Endangered Children, 2010 read more

LESSONS LEARNED AFTER 4 YEARS OF MARIJUANA LEGALIZATION

Smart Approaches to Marijuana (SAM), October 2016 In the wake of multimillion-dollar political campaigns funded with out-of-state money, Colorado and Washington voted to legalize marijuana in November 2012. Though it would take more than a year to set up retail... read more

Not Your Mother’s Scare Tactics: The Changing Landscape of Fear-based Messaging Research

SAMHSA’s CAPT, October 2016 Since the 1960s, substance misuse prevention practitioners have relied heavily on scare tactics and fear-based messages as core elements of prevention programming. Focused on eliciting an emotional response, these messages have... read more

Preventing Bullying Through Science, Policy, and Practice

The National Academies Press, 2016 Bullying, long tolerated by many as a rite of passage into adulthood, is now recognized as a major and preventable public health problem, one that can have long-lasting consequences (McDougall and Vaillancourt, 2015; Wolke and... read more

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