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Leading Campus Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Book Cover

Leading Campus Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention: Grounded Approaches for Student Impact

Health, Safety, and Well-being Alcohol and Other Drug Health, Safety, and Well-being Initiatives Wellness and Health Promotion AVP or "Number Two" Faculty Graduate Mid-Level New Professional Senior Level Undergraduate VP for Student Affairs
May 25, 2021 David Anderson Thomas Hall

Leading Campus Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention provides higher education leaders with the tools to develop, revamp, revitalize, and review campus drug and alcohol prevention strategies. The book is an essential resource for campus personnel at all levels, and offers a practical approach for guiding drug and alcohol abuse prevention initiatives. Featuring insights from numerous practitioners, researchers, and national professionals who have worked on or with college and university campuses, the book provides processes and strategies that will help prevention specialists and leaders organize and implement their campus efforts.

Paperback | 2021 | 500 pages

ISBN: 978-1-948213-28-8

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Table of Contents

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Chapter 1: The Impact of Substance Abuse on Campus

Chapter 2: Changing the Campus Culture: Norms and Assumptions

Chapter 3: Organization and Framework 


Chapter 4: Policy and Procedural Interventions

Chapter 5: Universal Prevention Strategies

Chapter 6: Selective Prevention Strategies

Chapter 7: Indicated Prevention Strategies

Chapter 8: Staff, Student, and Student Leader Training

Chapter 9: Measuring the Impact of Prevention Efforts


Chapter 10: Planning Processes: How to Mobilize Resources

Chapter 11: Coalition Building: Engaging Partners in Prevention

Chapter 12: Promotion and Advocacy


Chapter 13: Reporting Results and Processes

Chapter 14: Identifying and Celebrating Progress

The Authors

Appendix A: Supplementary Worksheets

Appendix B: Resource Bibliography: Research Supporting the Social Norms Approach to Reduce Harmful Drinking and Drug Use in Higher Education


Praise for Leading Campus Drug & Alcohol Abuse Prevention

“Anderson and Hall have 75 years of experience working with drug and alcohol misuse prevention, and it shows in this encyclopedic roadmap for higher education leaders. Given the increased complexities in the lives of students, this book will help leaders 'think and do' better with and for them. If you are committed to actualizing the potential of students, and ensuring their safety and well-being, add this book to your library and give it to others.” —Patricia A. Perillo, Vice President for Student Affairs and Affiliate Faculty Member–Student Affairs, University of Maryland

“This book is an extraordinarily comprehensive work addressing campus alcohol and substance abuse prevention undergirded by theory and evidence based approaches and processes. It is a must-read for all involved in this issue on college and university campuses.” —John D. Welty, President Emeritus, California State University, Fresno

“As a senior campus leader whose work focuses on holistic student well-being, I found Anderson and Hall’s insights to be an essential resource for seasoned professionals and a perfect primer for those new to the field.” —Frank E. Ross III, Vice President for Student Affairs, Butler University

“Drawing on the authors’ own experiences and those of other well-known leaders in the field, this engaging book will help orient the next generation of prevention professionals, re-energize the experienced practitioner, and inform campus leadership on the drug and alcohol issues that affect student success.” —Katrin Wesner-Harts, Interim Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, University of North Carolina Wilmington; Immediate Past President, American College Health Association

“This is a must-read book for anyone working with college students! Anderson and Hall wonderfully weave together foundational theories, evidence-based strategies, case studies, and examples in an easy to follow guide, helping any professional cultivate change in college drinking culture.” —Louise Harder, Executive Director, Prevention Network

“This addition to the literature accentuates scientific inquiry with everyday occurrences that will assist many in managing this important continuing issue on our campuses.” —Thomas G. Goodale, Retired Faculty and Student Affairs Administrator

“Leading Campus Drug & Alcohol Abuse Prevention provides a roadmap to drug and alcohol abuse prevention that is both comprehensive and practical. The case studies from practitioners with years of experience are amazing sources of information for both new and experienced practitioners. This book is a valuable contribution to the field of AOD prevention work.” —M. Scott Tims, Assistant Vice President, Campus Health, Tulane University

“This book is an incredible resource for higher education professionals that highlights the work being done in the field, which is used to identify the work needed to make a difference. The professionals who contributed to this book offer insight, inspiration, as well as worksheets that engage with readers in a way that prompts them to implement similar programs suited for their campuses.” —Hawra Ahmad, Program Coordinator, Michigan Higher Education Network