This paper outlines initial interventions to prevent drug and alcohol abuse in organizations.Grounded in sociological theory, the first intervention is to define the natureof the problem through data gathering and analysis, particularly self-reports of drugand alcohol use by the organization's members. The self-report data, when comparedwith national data, provide a base of information from which direct interventions canbe designed. Student, faculty, administration, and staff survey results from a universityand their applications are reported as a case study. Interventions which centeron peer prevention are briefly discussed. Self-report survey data of drug and alcoholabuse define the problem and the types of interventions that are likely to be successful.
Watts, W. David
"Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention: Defining the Need in Organizations,"
Sociological Practice: Vol. 9
, Article 9.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.wayne.edu/socprac/vol9/iss1/9