Substance Use and Abuse Blog

December 12, 2014 8:05 PM | Deleted user

Welcome to the blog! 

As you know, substance use and abuse is highest in emerging adulthood, particularly in the early 20's.  Other addictive behaviors may be high in this developmental period as well.  Any ideas about why? (other than exploration, etc.). 

If you have any thoughts about this or anything else, feel free to post to the blog.

Looking for symposium presenters, go ahead and post. 

Tired of facebook friends, and you want "blog" friends, go ahead and post.

Or just bored...go ahead and post.  In the meantime, have a great Holiday Season.   


  • December 15, 2014 10:04 AM | Laura Holt
    Dear Colleagues,

    I plan to present findings from a randomized, controlled trial evaluating the effectiveness of a group-based motivational intervention targeting the non-medical use of prescription stimulants (e.g., Adderall) in college students. Please let me know if you have any interest in collaborating on this topic. You can contact me at
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  • December 16, 2014 10:26 AM | Deleted user

    I am current working with veterans with drug and/or alcohol addiction. We have a number of young adults from recent wars returning with various difficulties. I am very interested in exploring this topic from a developmental perspective. There has been work regarding PTSD in younger vets but the work on younger vets is not framed in a developmental light and does not provide much direction in the way of understanding the challenged for this set of emerging adults given their military experiences. I would love to collaborate with anyone who has experience in this area or interest. Please do not hesitate to contact me.
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  • September 23, 2015 9:54 AM | Deleted user
    I have been looking for examples of substance abuse treatment or early intervention for emerging adults with co-occurring mental health conditions -- NOT college students, but EAs more typically served in public mental health systems, child or adult. So far, nada. I'd mostly given up, but thought I'd post here in case someone was aware of something I had missed (e.g., emerging, soon to be published evidence?)

    Shy of an intervention specifically developed for the group, I'd be interested in recommendations re: what to adapt from and any considerations for adaptation. So far, seems like the best candidate might be CM/ACA/ACRA
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