Promoting Behavioral Health and Reducing Risk Among College Students synthesizes the large body of research on college students’ behavioral health and offers guidance on applying evidence-based prevention and early intervention strategies using a comprehensive public health framework. Chapters authored by leading researchers and practitioners address a broad spectrum of important behavioral health issues, interventions, and challenges. Moving beyond a theoretical discussion to strategies for implementation, this book addresses the special issues and potential barriers faced by practitioners as they translate research to practice, such as resource limitations, organizational resistance, challenges to program sustainability, and the unique needs of special populations. This cutting-edge compendium will appeal to both practitioners and researchers involved in providing prevention, early intervention, and treatment services for college students.

part I|114 pages

Behavioral Health Risks Among College and University Students

chapter 3|12 pages

Marijuana Use by College Students

Prevalence, Trends, Prevention, and Conversations in a Changing Legal Climate

chapter 4|14 pages

Nonmedical Use of Prescription Drugs by College Students

Emerging Trends and Challenges

part II|112 pages

Translating Research Into Effective Practice

chapter 12|13 pages

Evidence-Based Peer Health Education

New Paradigms and Opportunities

chapter 13|11 pages

Supporting the Behavioral Health and Success of Students in Recovery

Best Practices and Emerging Trends