June 2001 | Monitor on Psychology | Vol. 32 No. 6

June 2001 Monitor cover

COVER:
Substance abuse treatment: An untapped practice opportunity

TIME CAPSULE

Time capsule

Key dates in American drug, alcohol and tobacco use

Man looking through blinds

FEATURES

A sip into dangerous territory

With trendy coffee bars and well-stocked soda machines at every corner, psychologists are calling for more research on caffeine's impact on children.

Court appearances can stem teen smoking, study finds

A Florida county takes steps to ensure that teen-agers don't become lifelong smokers.

Impairment on the job

Drug and alcohol abuse exact a high toll on America's workforce, which could benefit from more research and interventions by psychologists.

Lean on me

Behavioral Couples Therapy offers addicts a path to recovery alongside a loved one.

Mixing medication and psychosocial therapy for alcoholism

The federally funded COMBINE study seeks to clarify what combination of behavioral and pharmacologic treatments for alcohol dependence are most effective.

On the front lines

Individual therapy is often the approach of choice for treating substance abuse problems, say experts.

Preventing relapse

Looking at data differently led to today's influential Relapse Prevention Therapy.

Prevention: still a young field

Psychologists are helping to shape a new--and smarter--generation of prevention programs.

Substance abuse treatment: an untapped opportunity for practitioners

Individual therapy is often the approach of choice for treating substance abuse problems, say experts.

Supreme Court forbids undisclosed drug tests for criminal investigations

Recent decision strikes down a policy that appeared to target poor ethnic-minority women.

Targeting middle schools with prevention

A psychologist-designed CD-ROM has become a popular way to teach adolescents about the science of drug and alcohol addiction.

The Ritalin debate

While the popular media have reported that Ritalin may cause children to smoke and abuse stimulants as adults, most experts disagree.

Today's tried-and-true treatments

Practitioners are relying on several psychology-grounded and psychologist-tested substance abuse treatments.

Treatment for nonviolent drug offenders: a wave of the future?

Psychologists are watching a handful of states to see whether mandatory treatment of drug offenders works.

PUBLIC POLICY UPDATE

Federal tobacco control efforts: the past as prologue

Psychologists' work continues to support tobacco control, in both research and practice.