Thursday, October 27
12:00 – 1:00pm - 1.104 Ewing Hall
SUBSTANCE ABUSE: RESEARCH ISSUES IN PREVENTION AND TREATMENT
Jeff Temple, Ph.D.
Research Director, Pelvic Health
Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Substance abuse has consistently been shown to precede, cause, correlate with, exacerbate, or be a consequence of nearly every major mental health, physical health, behavioral, and psychosocial problem. From an economic standpoint, substance abuse is estimated to cost US society about $160 billion per year in health care costs alone. It is clear that it is in the best interest of society to prevent the onset, recurrence, and escalation of this problem. Using data collected from multiple samples (high school students, national study of adolescents, community women, and male batterers), Dr. Temple will discuss the research issues in the prevention and treatment of substance use.