STEVEN SUSSMAN

Summary

Affiliation: University of Southern California
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Suicidality, depression, and alcohol use among adolescents: a review of empirical findings
    Elisha R Galaif
    Center for Collaborative Research on Drug Abuse, Department of Psychology, UCLA, Los Angeles, California 90095 1563, USA
    Int J Adolesc Med Health 19:27-35. 2007
  2. ncbi request reprint A concise history of school-based smoking prevention research: a pendulum effect case study
    Steve Sussman
    Institute for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research, University of Southern California, Department of Preventive Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, Alhambra, CA 91803 4737, USA
    J Drug Educ 40:217-26. 2010
  3. doi request reprint Perspectives of "functional failure"
    Steve Sussman
    Departments of Preventive Medicine and Psychology, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California 90032 3628, USA
    Subst Use Misuse 47:1457-9. 2012
  4. doi request reprint Steve Sussman on Matilda Hellman's "Mind the gap! Failure in understanding key dimensions of an addicted drug user's life" addictive effects
    Steve Sussman
    Institute for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research, University of South California, Los Angeles, California 90032 3628, USA
    Subst Use Misuse 47:1661-5. 2012
  5. pmc Comparing effects of tobacco use prevention modalities: need for complex system models
    Steve Sussman
    Departments of Preventive Medicine and Psychology, University of Southern California, Soto Street Building 302A, 2001 N, Soto Street, Los Angeles, CA, 90033 9045, USA
    Tob Induc Dis 11:2. 2013
  6. ncbi request reprint One-year prediction of pain killer use among at-risk older teens and emerging adults
    Steve Sussman
    Institute for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research, University of Southern California, Alhambra, USA
    J Drug Educ 42:195-210. 2012
  7. doi request reprint Alcohol use policies that restrict alcohol use
    Steve Sussman
    Department of Preventive Medicine, Institute for HealthPromotion and Disease Prevention Research, University of Southern California Los Angeles, California, USA
    Subst Use Misuse 47:1250-1. 2012
  8. pmc One-year outcomes of a drug abuse prevention program for older teens and emerging adults: evaluating a motivational interviewing booster component
    Steve Sussman
    Department of Preventive Medicine and Psychology, University of Southern California, Los Angeles 90033 9045, USA
    Health Psychol 31:476-85. 2012
  9. pmc Considering the definition of addiction
    Steve Sussman
    Department of Preventive Medicine, University of Southern California, Soto Street Building, Room 302, 2001 N Soto Street, Los Angeles, California 90032, USA
    Int J Environ Res Public Health 8:4025-38. 2011
  10. pmc Prospective associations of social self-control with drug use among youth from regular and alternative high schools
    Pallav Pokhrel
    Department of Preventive Medicine, Institute for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA
    Subst Abuse Treat Prev Policy 2:22. 2007

Research Grants

  1. PROJECT TOWARDS NO DRUG ABUSE COMPONENTS ANALYSIS
    STEVEN SUSSMAN; Fiscal Year: 2003
  2. Drug Abuse Prevention for High Risk Emerging Adults
    STEVEN Y SUSSMAN; Fiscal Year: 2010

Detail Information

Publications94

  1. pmc Suicidality, depression, and alcohol use among adolescents: a review of empirical findings
    Elisha R Galaif
    Center for Collaborative Research on Drug Abuse, Department of Psychology, UCLA, Los Angeles, California 90095 1563, USA
    Int J Adolesc Med Health 19:27-35. 2007
    ..In sum, this review of empirical research highlights critical results and limitations, as well as indicates a need for continued efforts in preventing suicidality, depression, and alcohol use among adolescents...
  2. ncbi request reprint A concise history of school-based smoking prevention research: a pendulum effect case study
    Steve Sussman
    Institute for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research, University of Southern California, Department of Preventive Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, Alhambra, CA 91803 4737, USA
    J Drug Educ 40:217-26. 2010
    ..Suggestions are offered to advance school-based smoking prevention research...
  3. doi request reprint Perspectives of "functional failure"
    Steve Sussman
    Departments of Preventive Medicine and Psychology, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California 90032 3628, USA
    Subst Use Misuse 47:1457-9. 2012
    ..Variation in judgments of failure is posited across the perspectives and across degrees of drug misuse...
  4. doi request reprint Steve Sussman on Matilda Hellman's "Mind the gap! Failure in understanding key dimensions of an addicted drug user's life" addictive effects
    Steve Sussman
    Institute for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research, University of South California, Los Angeles, California 90032 3628, USA
    Subst Use Misuse 47:1661-5. 2012
    ..I suggest, in part, that addictive behaviors are misdirected attempts to satisfy appetitive motives...
  5. pmc Comparing effects of tobacco use prevention modalities: need for complex system models
    Steve Sussman
    Departments of Preventive Medicine and Psychology, University of Southern California, Soto Street Building 302A, 2001 N, Soto Street, Los Angeles, CA, 90033 9045, USA
    Tob Induc Dis 11:2. 2013
    ..Studying tobacco use prevention as a complex system is considered as a means to maximize effects from combinations of prevention types. Future studies will need to more systematically consider the role of combined programming...
  6. ncbi request reprint One-year prediction of pain killer use among at-risk older teens and emerging adults
    Steve Sussman
    Institute for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research, University of Southern California, Alhambra, USA
    J Drug Educ 42:195-210. 2012
    ..It is speculated that those with relatively greater access to pain medication, within an at-risk social environment, are those who will use it later on...
  7. doi request reprint Alcohol use policies that restrict alcohol use
    Steve Sussman
    Department of Preventive Medicine, Institute for HealthPromotion and Disease Prevention Research, University of Southern California Los Angeles, California, USA
    Subst Use Misuse 47:1250-1. 2012
    ..In general, evidence-based alcohol misuse-oriented policies do not intend to greatly restrict nonharmful levels of alcohol use...
  8. pmc One-year outcomes of a drug abuse prevention program for older teens and emerging adults: evaluating a motivational interviewing booster component
    Steve Sussman
    Department of Preventive Medicine and Psychology, University of Southern California, Los Angeles 90033 9045, USA
    Health Psychol 31:476-85. 2012
    ..In addition, generalization of effects to risky sexual behavior was assessed. The 1-year outcomes evaluation of the project is presented...
  9. pmc Considering the definition of addiction
    Steve Sussman
    Department of Preventive Medicine, University of Southern California, Soto Street Building, Room 302, 2001 N Soto Street, Los Angeles, California 90032, USA
    Int J Environ Res Public Health 8:4025-38. 2011
    ..Conceptual challenges for future research are mentioned...
  10. pmc Prospective associations of social self-control with drug use among youth from regular and alternative high schools
    Pallav Pokhrel
    Department of Preventive Medicine, Institute for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA
    Subst Abuse Treat Prev Policy 2:22. 2007
    ..In this study, we attempted to find out (a) whether lack of social self-control predicted drug use one year later, and (b) whether drug use at baseline predicted social self-control one year later...
  11. pmc Prevalence of the addictions: a problem of the majority or the minority?
    Steve Sussman
    Department of Preventive Medicine, University of Southern California, Alhambra, 91803, USA
    Eval Health Prof 34:3-56. 2011
    ..S. adult population suffers from maladaptive signs of an addictive disorder over a 12-month period and that it may be useful to think of addictions as due to problems of lifestyle as well as to person-level factors...
  12. pmc Adolescent peer group identification and characteristics: a review of the literature
    Steve Sussman
    Department of Preventive Medicine, Institute for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research, University of Southern California, 1000 S Fremont Avenue, Alhambra, CA 91803, USA
    Addict Behav 32:1602-27. 2007
    ..Additional research is needed in this arena to better understand the operation of adolescent group labels...
  13. pmc A framework for the specificity of addictions
    Steve Sussman
    Departments of Preventive Medicine and Psychology, University of Southern California, California 90032 CA, USA
    Int J Environ Res Public Health 8:3399-415. 2011
    ..Pragmatics, attraction, communication, and expectation (PACE) variables are described, which may help give some direction to future research needs in this arena...
  14. ncbi request reprint American Academy of Health Behavior 2006 Research Laureate, Herbert H. Severson
    Steve Sussman
    Preventive Medicine and Psychology, Institute for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research, University of Southern California, 1000 S Fremont Avenue, Alhambra, CA 91803, USA
    Am J Health Behav 30:565-6. 2006
  15. doi request reprint A review of Alcoholics Anonymous/ Narcotics Anonymous programs for teens
    Steve Sussman
    Departments of Preventive Medicine and Psychology, Institute for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research, University of Southern California, 1000 S Fremont Avenue, Alhambra, CA 91803 4737, USA
    Eval Health Prof 33:26-55. 2010
    ..The author concludes that AA/ NA participation is a valuable modality of substance abuse treatment for teens and that much can be done to increase teen participation, though more research is needed...
  16. pmc Drug addiction, love, and the higher power
    Steve Sussman
    Departments of Preventive Medicine and Psychology, Institute for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research, University of Southern California, 1000 S Fremont Avenue, Alhambra, CA 91803, USA
    Eval Health Prof 34:362-70. 2011
    ..In this sense, reliance on a Higher Power may operate as a substitute addiction, which replaces the psychobiological functions formerly served by drug use. Implications of this perspective are discussed...
  17. doi request reprint International translation of health behavior research innovations: part 1. Introduction
    Steve Sussman
    Transdisciplinary Drug Abuse Prevention Research Center, University of Southern California, Alhambra, CA 91803, USA
    Eval Health Prof 31:107-9. 2008
  18. ncbi request reprint Foundations of health behavior research revisited
    Steve Sussman
    Preventive Medicine and Psychology, Institute for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research, University of Southern California, Alhambra, CA 91803, USA
    Am J Health Behav 29:489-96. 2005
    ..Conscientiousness and dialectic theory are employed as concepts to provide one potential conceptual solution to participation in self-destructive behaviors...
  19. ncbi request reprint A meta-analysis of teen cigarette smoking cessation
    Steve Sussman
    Department of Psychology, Institute for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research, University of Southern California, Alhambra, CA 91803, USA
    Health Psychol 25:549-57. 2006
    ..A weighted least squares random effects method was used to pool results from individual study net effects estimates. Multilevel random coefficients modeling was applied to control for the intrastudy variation...
  20. ncbi request reprint Six-month and one-year effects of project EX-4: a classroom-based smoking prevention and cessation intervention program
    Steve Sussman
    Institute for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research and Departments of Preventive Medicine and Psychology, University of Southern California, USA
    Addict Behav 32:3005-14. 2007
    ..This study evaluated the efficacy of a version of Project EX that was adapted for implementation in the classroom context (Project EX-4). This paper reports the program outcomes based on pretest, six-month, and one-year follow-up surveys...
  21. doi request reprint Country prototypes and translation of health programs
    Steve Sussman
    Transdisciplinary Drug Abuse Prevention Research Center, University of Southern California, Alhambra, CA 91803, USA
    Eval Health Prof 31:110-23. 2008
    ..The ideas expressed in this article serve to provide direction when considering developing a health behavior program for a country, using previous programmatic knowledge from elsewhere...
  22. pmc Forbidden fruit and the prediction of cigarette smoking
    Steve Sussman
    Departments of Preventive Medicine and Psychology, Institute for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California 91803, USA
    Subst Use Misuse 45:1683-93. 2010
    ..We found some support for forbidden fruit attitudes as concurrent and longitudinal predictors of smoking and intention to smoke. Implications of these findings are discussed...
  23. ncbi request reprint Tobacco control in developing countries: Tanzania, Nepal, China, and Thailand as examples
    Steve Sussman
    Department of Preventive Medicine, Institute for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research, University of Southern California, Alhambra, CA 91803 4737, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 9:S447-57. 2007
    ..Through these case studies, one can achieve a sense of the direction of progress in tobacco control in developing countries...
  24. pmc Youth tobacco use cessation: 2008 update
    Steve Sussman
    Departments of Psychology, Institute for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research, University of Southern California, Alhambra, CA, USA
    Tob Induc Dis 5:3. 2009
    ..Conclusions are made regarding implications for developing and implementing teen tobacco use cessation programs...
  25. ncbi request reprint Prediction of violence perpetration among high-risk youth
    Steve Sussman
    Institute for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research, Department of Preventive Medicine, University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine, Alhambra, CA 91803, USA
    Am J Health Behav 28:134-44. 2004
    ....
  26. ncbi request reprint Peer group self-identification in samples of Russian and U.S. adolescents
    Steve Sussman
    Institute for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research, University of Southern California, Alhambra, CA 91803, USA
    J Drug Educ 40:203-15. 2010
    ..Implications of these results are discussed...
  27. doi request reprint Substance abuse among adolescents
    Steve Sussman
    University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Subst Use Misuse 43:1802-28. 2008
    ....
  28. pmc Misuse of "study drugs:" prevalence, consequences, and implications for policy
    Steve Sussman
    Preventive Medicine and Psychology, Institute for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research, University of Southern California, 1000 South Fremont, Unit 8, Alhambra, CA 91803, USA
    Subst Abuse Treat Prev Policy 1:15. 2006
    ..Non-medical/illegal use of prescription stimulants popularly have been referred to as "study drugs". This paper discusses the current prevalence and consequences of misuse of these drugs and implications of this information for drug policy...
  29. pmc Project EX: A Program of Empirical Research on Adolescent Tobacco Use Cessation
    Steve Sussman
    Institute for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research, University of Southern California, Alhambra, California, USA
    Tob Induc Dis 2:119-32. 2004
    ..Through a systematic protocol of empirical program development and field trials, an effective and replicable model teen tobacco use cessation program is established. Future cessation work might expand on this work...
  30. pmc Project Towards No Drug Abuse (TND): needs assessment of a social service referral telephone program for high risk youth
    Steve Sussman
    Department of Preventive Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, Institute for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research, University of Southern California, Alhambra, California 91803, USA
    Subst Use Misuse 43:2066-73. 2008
    ..Further research is needed to investigate the effectiveness of the provision of social service resource information on drug use among emerging adults...
  31. ncbi request reprint Drug abuse prevention program development. Results among Latino and non-Latino white adolescents
    Steve Sussman
    Institute for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research, University of Southern California, USA
    Eval Health Prof 26:355-79. 2003
    ..Very few differences in receptivity ratings of proposed TND activities were found as a function of ethnicity. In other words, the data suggest that the same types of lessons are applicable to older teens in both ethnic groups...
  32. pmc School disrepair and substance use among regular and alternative high school students
    Rachel A Grana
    Department of Preventive Medicine, University of Southern California, 1000 Fremont Avenue, Unit 8, Alhambra, CA 91803, USA
    J Sch Health 80:387-93. 2010
    ..This article examines the relationship between level of school disrepair and substance use among students attending regular high school (RHS) and alternative high school (AHS)...
  33. doi request reprint Physical and relational aggression as predictors of drug use: gender differences among high school students
    Silvana Skara
    Department of Preventive Medicine, Institute of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA
    Addict Behav 33:1507-15. 2008
    ..These findings suggest that both physical and relational aggression are predictive of subsequent drug use and have important implications for violence and drug use prevention intervention efforts...
  34. doi request reprint The potential for PTSD, substance use, and HIV risk behavior among adolescents exposed to Hurricane Katrina
    Karla D Wagner
    Institute for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research, University of Southern California, Alhambra, California, USA
    Subst Use Misuse 44:1749-67. 2009
    ..Where available, data from studies of the effects of Hurricane Katrina are included...
  35. ncbi request reprint Development and immediate impact of a self-instruction curriculum for an adolescent indicated drug abuse prevention trial
    Steve Sussman
    University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA
    J Drug Educ 32:121-37. 2002
    ..Self-instruction programming can be successfully adapted from a health educator-led format, though the lack of student group interaction in this modality may limit its receptivity among students...
  36. doi request reprint Reflections on international translation of evidence-based health behavior programs
    Steve Sussman
    University of Southern California, Alhambra, CA, USA
    Eval Health Prof 31:323-30. 2008
    ..The authors suggest that systematic efforts at language translation, program adaptation partnership, and compromise are general principals needed to surmount these challenges...
  37. ncbi request reprint Project EX--a teen smoking cessation initial study in Wuhan, China
    Hong Zheng
    Institute for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research, University of Southern California, USA
    Addict Behav 29:1725-33. 2004
    ..These data provided evidence that Project EX can be adapted in another country, such as China; can be very well received; and can lead to promising results on cessation...
  38. pmc Gender differences in body consciousness and substance use among high-risk adolescents
    David Scott Black
    University of Southern California, Institute for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research, Alhambra, California 91803 4737, USA
    Subst Use Misuse 45:1623-35. 2010
    ..Findings suggest that body consciousness accounts for additional variance in substance use etiology not explained by previously recognized dispositional variables...
  39. pmc One-year follow-up evaluation of the Project Towards No Drug Abuse (TND) dissemination trial
    Louise A Rohrbach
    Institute for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research, Department of Preventive Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Alhambra, CA 91803, USA
    Prev Med 51:313-9. 2010
    ....
  40. pmc A further look at the intergenerational transmission of violence: witnessing interparental violence in emerging adulthood
    David S Black
    University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine, Alhambra, CA 91803 4737, USA
    J Interpers Violence 25:1022-42. 2010
    ..Support for the intergenerational transmission of violence was identified for specific types of violence. Future directions of study and implications for prevention and treatment are offered...
  41. pmc The Project Towards No Drug Abuse (TND) dissemination trial: implementation fidelity and immediate outcomes
    Louise Ann Rohrbach
    Department of Preventive Medicine, Institute for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research, University of Southern California, Alhambra, CA 91803, USA
    Prev Sci 11:77-88. 2010
    ..However, seven of the ten immediate student outcome measures showed no significant differences between the two training conditions. The implications of these findings for dissemination research and practice are discussed...
  42. pmc Working memory capacity moderates the predictive effects of drug-related associations on substance use
    Jerry L Grenard
    Institute for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 91803, USA
    Psychol Addict Behav 22:426-32. 2008
    ..These findings add to the literature implicating the influence of dual cognitive processes in adolescent risk behaviors...
  43. pmc Social self-control, sensation seeking and substance use in samples of US and Russian adolescents
    Pallav Pokhrel
    Institute for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research, University of Southern California, Alhambra, CA 91803, USA
    Am J Health Behav 34:374-84. 2010
    ..To compare the relations of social self-control and sensation seeking with substance use across samples of US and Russian adolescents...
  44. ncbi request reprint Substitute addiction: a concern for researchers and practitioners
    Steve Sussman
    Institute for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research, University of Southern California, Alhambra, CA 91803 4737, USA
    J Drug Educ 38:167-80. 2008
    ..Research is needed to better understand the prevalence and functions of, and solutions to substitute addictions...
  45. pmc Dissemination of Project Towards No Drug Abuse (TND): findings from a survey of program adopters
    Louise Ann Rohrbach
    University of Southern California, Preventive Medicine, IPR, Alhambra, California, USA
    Subst Use Misuse 45:2551-66. 2010
    ..The limitations of the study, as well as the implications of the findings for future research and wide-scale prevention program dissemination, are discussed...
  46. doi request reprint Comorbidity between depression and smoking moderates the effect of a smoking prevention program among boys in China
    Ping Sun
    Institute for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research and Department of Preventive Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 9:S599-609. 2007
    ..The findings also may contribute to the design of future programs to address the needs of defined populations and individuals with specific characteristics...
  47. pmc Differences in perceived implementation of a standard versus peer-led interactive substance abuse prevention program
    Thomas W Valente
    Department of Preventive Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Alhambra, CA 91803, USA
    Am J Health Behav 31:297-311. 2007
    ..To assess perceived implementation of 2 substance-abuse prevention programs: a standard one and a peer-led interactive one...
  48. pmc Tobacco use moderates the association between major depression and obesity
    Adam M Leventhal
    Department of Preventive Medicine, Division of Health Behavior Research, University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine, 2250 Alcazar Street, Los Angeles, CA 90033, USA
    Health Psychol 29:521-8. 2010
    ..This study examined smoking status and tobacco dependence as moderators of the MD-obesity link...
  49. ncbi request reprint The influence of depressive symptoms on experimental smoking and intention to smoke in a diverse youth sample
    Elahe Nezami
    Institute for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089 7798, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 7:243-8. 2005
    ..These results indicate that the association between depressive symptoms and adolescent smoking generalizes across diverse ethnic groups...
  50. ncbi request reprint The motivation, skills, and decision-making model of "drug abuse" prevention
    Steve Sussman
    Departments of Preventive Medicine and Psychology, Institute for Prevention Research, University of Southern California, Alhambra, California 91803, USA
    Subst Use Misuse 39:1971-2016. 2004
    ..Incorporating the perspectives of multiple disciplines appears essential for progress in drug abuse and other problem behavior prevention...
  51. ncbi request reprint A transdisciplinary focus on drug abuse prevention: an introduction
    Steve Sussman
    Department of Preventive Medicine and Psychology, Institute for Prevention Research, University of Southern California, Alhambra, California 91803, USA
    Subst Use Misuse 39:1441-56. 2004
    ..The bridges created will serve to propel drug misuse "prevention science" forward in the years to come. Advances in understanding etiological issues, translation to programs, and ecological fit of programming are desired results...
  52. ncbi request reprint A look at an interactive classroom-based drug abuse prevention program: interactive contents and suggestions for research
    Steve Sussman
    Institute for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research, University of Southern California, Alhambra 91803, USA
    J Drug Educ 33:355-68. 2003
    ..Suggestions for future research on interactivity were made...
  53. ncbi request reprint Five-year prospective prediction of marijuana use cessation of youth at continuation high schools
    Steve Sussman
    Institute for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research, University of Southern California, Room 4124, Unit 8, Building A 4, 1000 South Fremont Avenue, Alhambra 91803, USA
    Addict Behav 29:1237-43. 2004
    ..Implications of these results include the need to reduce psychological dependence on marijuana and increase social unacceptability of marijuana use across genders to help increase prevalence of quit attempts...
  54. ncbi request reprint A family member's job loss as a risk factor for smoking among adolescents
    Jennifer B Unger
    Transdisciplinary Tobacco Use Research Center, Institute for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research, University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine, Alhambra, CA 91803, USA
    Health Psychol 23:308-13. 2004
    ..Job loss for a household member is a risk factor for adolescents' involvement in problem behaviors such as smoking...
  55. ncbi request reprint The protective influence of spirituality and "Health-as-a-Value" against monthly substance use among adolescents varying in risk
    Anamara Ritt-Olson
    Institute for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research, University of Southern California, Alhambra, California 91803, USA
    J Adolesc Health 34:192-9. 2004
    ..To investigate the influence of two potentially protective factors, Health-as-a-Value and spirituality, on monthly alcohol, cigarette, and marijuana use in two multiethnic groups of adolescents varying in risk...
  56. ncbi request reprint A review of 25 long-term adolescent tobacco and other drug use prevention program evaluations
    Silvana Skara
    Institute for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research, Department of Preventive Medicine, University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine, Alhambra, CA 91803, USA
    Prev Med 37:451-74. 2003
    ....
  57. ncbi request reprint The associations of social self-control, personality disorders, and demographics with drug use among high-risk youth
    Steve Sussman
    Preventive Medicine and Psychology, Institute for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research, University of Southern California IPR, 1000 South Fremont, Unit No 8 Room 4124 in Building A 4, Alhambra, CA 91803, USA
    Addict Behav 28:1159-66. 2003
    ..These results highlight the importance of social self-control as a unique concurrent predictor of substance use and suggest that social self-control skill training is relevant in substance abuse prevention programming...
  58. ncbi request reprint Interpersonal conflict tactics and substance use among high-risk adolescents
    Jennifer B Unger
    Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Addict Behav 28:979-87. 2003
    ..Possibly, teaching adolescents nonaggressive techniques for handling interpersonal conflict may be a useful strategy for preventing both interpersonal violence and substance use...
  59. ncbi request reprint Project towards no drug abuse: a review of the findings and future directions
    Steve Sussman
    Am J Health Behav 26:354-65. 2002
    ..To provide a review of the evidence from 3 experimental trials of Project Towards No Drug Abuse (TND), a senior-high-school-based drug abuse prevention program...
  60. ncbi request reprint Smoking cessation among persons in recovery
    Steve Sussman
    Institute for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research and Department of Preventive Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles 90089, USA
    Subst Use Misuse 37:1275-98. 2002
    ..Outcomes of 24 studies are presented. It is concluded that the future of research and practice in this arena should include facilitating smoking cessation among those early in recovery...
  61. pmc Impact of hurricane Rita on adolescent substance use
    Louise A Rohrbach
    Institute for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research, University of Southern California, Alahambra, CA 91802, USA
    Psychiatry 72:222-37. 2009
    ..10). These findings suggest that increased substance use may be one of the behaviors that adolescents exhibit in reaction to exposure to hurricanes...
  62. pmc Decision-making style and gender moderation of the self-efficacy-condom use link among adolescents and young adults: informing targeted STI/HIV prevention programs
    David S Black
    Institute for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Alhambra, CA 91803, USA
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 165:320-5. 2011
    ..To test the moderating effects of decision-making style and gender on the relationship between condom use self-efficacy (CUSE) and condom use behavior among sexually active adolescents and young adults...
  63. pmc Fidelity of implementation in Project Towards No Drug Abuse (TND): a comparison of classroom teachers and program specialists
    Louise A Rohrbach
    Institute for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research, Department of Preventive Medicine, University of Southern California, 1000 S Fremont Ave, Unit 8, Alhambra, CA 91803, USA
    Prev Sci 8:125-32. 2007
    ..These results suggest that motivated, trained classroom teachers can implement evidence-based prevention programs with fidelity and achieve immediate effects...
  64. ncbi request reprint Non drug use- and drug use-specific spirituality as one-year predictors of drug use among high-risk youth
    Steve Sussman
    Department of Preventive Medicine, Institute for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research, University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine, Alhambra, CA 91803, USA
    Subst Use Misuse 41:1801-16. 2006
    ..Knowledge of the risk and protective patterns and mechanisms of spirituality may be translated into future drug use prevention intervention programs...
  65. ncbi request reprint An evaluation of the fidelity of implementation of a school-based drug abuse prevention program: project toward no drug abuse (TND)
    Silvana Skara
    Institute for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research, Department of Preventinve Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Alhambra, CA 91803, USA
    J Drug Educ 35:305-29. 2005
    ..Further, our findings indicate that Project TND can be implemented effectively with low and high risk youth in a general environment as well as with high risk youth in a more specialized environment...
  66. pmc Five-year prospective prediction of self-initiated quitting of cigarette smoking of high-risk youth
    Steve Sussman
    Institute for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research, University of Southern California, Alhambra, California 91803, USA
    Addict Behav 32:1094-8. 2007
    ....
  67. ncbi request reprint Project Towards No Drug Abuse: two-year outcomes of a trial that compares health educator delivery to self-instruction
    Steve Sussman
    Institute for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research, Department of Preventive Medicine, University of Southern California, Alhambra, CA 91803, USA
    Prev Med 37:155-62. 2003
    ..Self-instruction programming often is used to help youth that are at high risk for dropout and drug abuse to complete their high school education. However, a health educator-led program is much more interactive...
  68. ncbi request reprint Motivational interviewing with adolescents and young adults for drug-related problems
    Jerry L Grenard
    Institute for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research, University of Southern California, Alhambra, CA 91803, USA
    Int J Adolesc Med Health 18:53-67. 2006
    ..The studies reviewed here indicate that brief MI might be effective among these populations, but the key components necessary for successful MI interventions have not been fully identified...
  69. ncbi request reprint Project Towards No Drug Abuse: long-term substance use outcomes evaluation
    Wei Sun
    Institute for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research, Department of Preventive Medicine, University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine, 1000 S Fremont Avenue, Box 8, Alhambra, CA 91803, USA
    Prev Med 42:188-92. 2006
    ..This paper presents up to 5 years post-program outcomes of Project Towards No Drug Abuse (Project TND), a drug abuse prevention program conducted in South California alternative high school system during years 1994-1999...
  70. ncbi request reprint Peer influences on adolescent cigarette smoking: a theoretical review of the literature
    Beth R Hoffman
    Tobacco Surveillance and Evaluation Research Program, School of Public Health, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA
    Subst Use Misuse 41:103-55. 2006
    ..A model integrating relevant theories into a longitudinal model representing friend influences on adolescent smoking is presented, along with implications of the results presented for adolescent tobacco prevention programs...
  71. ncbi request reprint Internet accessibility and usage among urban adolescents in Southern California: implications for web-based health research
    Ping Sun
    Institute for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research, Department of Preventive Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Alhambra, California, USA
    Cyberpsychol Behav 8:441-53. 2005
    ..Additional research is needed to gain a more complete understanding of the positive and negative consequences of Internet use among adolescents...
  72. ncbi request reprint Motivation to quit as a mediator of tobacco cessation among at-risk youth
    William Jason McCuller
    University of Southern California, CA 91803, USA
    Addict Behav 31:880-8. 2006
    ..Higher motivation was also significantly related to higher quit rates. Motivation to quit as defined by constituents of the energy/direction model of motivation appears to be a plausible mediator of cessation program effects...
  73. ncbi request reprint A pilot study of an alcoholic liver disease recurrence prevention education program in hospitalized patients with advanced liver disease
    Steve Sussman
    Preventive Medicine and IPR, University of Southern California, 1000 South Fremont Avenue, Unit 8, Building A 4, Alhambra, CA 91803, USA
    Addict Behav 30:465-73. 2005
    ..For those ALD inpatients that are able and willing to participate, the program shows promising effects on self-reported lifestyle change...
  74. ncbi request reprint Authority-related conformity as a protective factor against adolescent health risk behaviors
    Michele Mouttapa
    J Adolesc Health 33:320-1. 2003
  75. doi request reprint Toward an understanding of and response to tobacco use among high-risk Israeli and Palestinian youth
    Richard Isralowitz
    Ben Gurion University, Israel
    Eval Health Prof 31:306-12. 2008
    ....
  76. ncbi request reprint Risk factors for and prevention of tobacco use
    Steve Sussman
    Preventive Medicine and Psychology, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California 91803, USA
    Pediatr Blood Cancer 44:614-9. 2005
    ..The majority of well-evaluated tobacco use prevention programs that employ a comprehensive social influences model show effects over an average of 6 years post-programming...
  77. ncbi request reprint Prevention of adolescent alcohol problems in special populations
    Steve Sussman
    University of Southern California, Departments of Preventive Medicine and Psychology, Alhambra, California 91803, USA
    Recent Dev Alcohol 17:225-53. 2005
    ....
  78. ncbi request reprint A new measure of smoking initiation and progression among adolescents
    Ping Sun
    Institute for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research, and Department of Preventive Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Alhambra 91803, USA
    Am J Health Behav 29:3-11. 2005
    ..To develop a new measure of smoking initiation and progression among adolescents...
  79. ncbi request reprint A "drug abuse" theoretical integration: a transdisciplinary speculation
    Steve Sussman
    Departments of Preventive Medicine and Psychology, Institute for Prevention Research, University of Southern California, Alhambra, California 91803, USA
    Subst Use Misuse 39:2055-69. 2004
    ..There are drug experimenters who make mistakes and drug misusers who utilize drugs as a means to counteract a baseline state of "dis-balance." Prevention must address remediation of this dis-balance for the latter type of drug misuser...
  80. ncbi request reprint Demographic characteristics of hospitalized patients with alcoholic liver disease and pancreatitis in los angeles county
    Nico Tao
    Department of Pathology, University of Southern California University of California Los Angeles Research Center for Alcoholic Liver and Pancreatic Diseases, 90033, USA
    Alcohol Clin Exp Res 27:1798-804. 2003
    ..Another specific aim of the study was to characterize demographic and comorbid differences between patients with ALD and patients with pancreatitis, another alcohol-related disease...
  81. ncbi request reprint Motivation in tobacco use cessation research
    Elahe Nezami
    Institute for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research, University of Southern California, Alhambra, California 91803, USA
    Subst Use Misuse 38:25-50. 2003
    ..Constituents of each of these models are suggested. Implications of these theories of motivation for an integrative model of smoking cessation are discussed...
  82. ncbi request reprint Alcoholic liver disease (ALD): a new domain for prevention efforts
    Steve Sussman
    Institute for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research, University of Southern California, Alhambra, California 91803, USA
    Subst Use Misuse 37:1887-904. 2002
    ..It is hoped that new interest among health behavior researchers and practitioners will be stimulated...
  83. ncbi request reprint Tobacco industry youth tobacco prevention programming: a review
    Steve Sussman
    Department of Preventive Medicine, Institute for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research, University of Southern California, Alhambra 91803, USA
    Prev Sci 3:57-67. 2002
    ..Providing financial support of nonindustry programming greatly improves this effort; however, the concept of tobacco industry involvement in youth tobacco prevention needs continued examination...
  84. ncbi request reprint School-based smoking prevention research
    Steve Sussman
    J Adolesc Health 37:4; author reply 6-8. 2005
  85. ncbi request reprint Translation in the health professions: converting science into action
    Steve Sussman
    University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA
    Eval Health Prof 29:7-32. 2006
    ..Finally, the article concludes that translational research is an important area to continue to pursue requiring long-term collaborative commitment among researchers and practitioners...
  86. ncbi request reprint Translation in tobacco and drug abuse prevention research
    Mary Ann Pentz
    University of Southern California, Dept of Preventive Medicine, Alhambra, CA 91803, USA
    Eval Health Prof 29:246-71. 2006
    ....
  87. pmc Interactions between implicit and explicit cognition and working memory capacity in the prediction of alcohol use in at-risk adolescents
    Carolien Thush
    Clinical Psychological Science, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Drug Alcohol Depend 94:116-24. 2008
    ..This could imply that different intervention methods could be effective for different subgroups of at-risk youth...
  88. ncbi request reprint Peer acceleration: effects of a social network tailored substance abuse prevention program among high-risk adolescents
    Thomas W Valente
    Institute for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, Department of Preventive Medicine, CA 91803, USA
    Addiction 102:1804-15. 2007
    ..To test whether a social network tailored substance abuse prevention program can reduce substance use among high-risk adolescents without creating deviancy training (iatrogenic effects)...
  89. pmc The influence of acculturation on drug and alcohol use in a sample of adolescents
    Raquel Fosados
    University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine, Department of Preventive Medicine, Institute for Prevention Research, 1000 South Fremont Avenue, Unit 8, Alhambra, CA 91803, USA
    Addict Behav 32:2990-3004. 2007
    ..Future studies should incorporate multidimensional acculturation scales in adolescent substance use to understand how different acculturation strategies impact different populations...
  90. pmc Comparison of indirect assessments of association as predictors of marijuana use among at-risk adolescents
    Susan L Ames
    Institute for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 91803, USA
    Exp Clin Psychopharmacol 15:204-18. 2007
    ..Findings from this work add to a growing body of research that implicates the importance of implicit associative processes in risk and health behaviors...
  91. pmc Brief intervention for substance use among at-risk adolescents: a pilot study
    Jerry L Grenard
    Institute for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, USA
    J Adolesc Health 40:188-91. 2007
    ..Students actively participated in brief motivational interviews and showed some improvement in five of nine outcomes at three-month follow-ups...
  92. ncbi request reprint Type II translation: transporting prevention interventions from research to real-world settings
    Louise A Rohrbach
    University of Southern California, USA
    Eval Health Prof 29:302-33. 2006
    ..They describe ongoing research on the dissemination of Project TND. Finally, they provide suggestions for future Type II translation research...
  93. pmc Short-term effects of Project EX-4: a classroom-based smoking prevention and cessation intervention program
    Ping Sun
    Institute for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research and Department of Preventive Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, 1000 South Fremont Avenue, Box 8, Alhambra, CA 91803, USA
    Addict Behav 32:342-50. 2007
    ..This fourth study adapts Project EX to the classroom context. This paper reports the findings based on pretest and posttest surveys conducted immediately prior and post-intervention...
  94. ncbi request reprint Influence of a substance-abuse-prevention curriculum on violence-related behavior
    Thomas R Simon
    Behavioral Scientist, Division of Violence Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341 3724, USA
    Am J Health Behav 26:103-10. 2002
    ..To test the impact of a school-based substance-abuse-prevention program, Project Towards No Drug Abuse (TND), on risk for violence...

Research Grants7

  1. PROJECT TOWARDS NO DRUG ABUSE COMPONENTS ANALYSIS
    STEVEN SUSSMAN; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..We will apply a series of sophisticated models to analyze the collected data for potential experimental, mediational and moderational effects as specified by hypotheses generated from the underlying theoretical base. ..
  2. Drug Abuse Prevention for High Risk Emerging Adults
    STEVEN Y SUSSMAN; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..We propose to test the efficacy of a booster intervention targeting alternative high school youth, who are at higher risk for development of drug abuse than are youth in regular high schools. ..