Substance Use

Substance UseResearch in this area looks at ways to predict and intervene to prevent high-risk substance use and related risk behaviors. Our faculty are developing effective prevention and treatment approaches for a wide range of populations, including adolescents, parents of teens, college students and people experiencing homelessness.

Related Faculty

Dr. Tracey Barnett
Dr. Melissa Lewis
Dr. Dana Litt
Dr. Eun-Young Mun
Dr. Matthew Rossheim
Dr. Scott Walters
Dr. Andrew Yockey
Dr. Zhengyang Zhou

Faculty Publications:

  • Barnett TE, Lu Y, Gehr AW, Ghabach B, Ojha RP. (2020).Smoking cessation and survival among people diagnosed with non-metastatic cancer. BMC Cancer, 20: 726. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12885-020-07213-5
  • Barnett TE, Tomar SL, Lorenzo FE, Forrest JR, Porter L, Gurka MJ. (2017). Hookah Use among Florida High School Students, 2011-2014. American Journal of Preventive Medicine,52 (2): 220-223. doi: 10.1016/j.amepre.2016.10.027
  • Gilson, M. S., Cadigan, J. M., Fleming, C. B., Fairlie, A. M., Lewis, M. A., & Lee, C. M. (2021). Young adult birthday celebrations as windows of risk for alcohol and cannabis use.  Psychology of Addictive Behaviors. DOI: 10.1037/adb0000774
  • Larimer, M. E., Witkiewitz, K., Schwebel, F. J., Lee, C. M., Lewis, M. A., Kilmer, J. R., Andersson, C., Johnsson, K., Dillworth, T., Fossos-Wong, N., Pace, T., Grazioli, V. S., & Berglund, M. (2021). An International Comparison of a Web-Based Personalized Feedback Intervention for Alcohol Use During the Transition out of High School in the United States and Sweden. Prevention Science, 22, 670-682. DOI: 10.1007/s11121-021-01231-w
  • Lewis, M. A., Litt, D. M., King, K. M., Fairlie, A. M., Garcia, T. M., LoParco, C. & Lee, C.M. (2020). Examining the ecological validity of the prototype willingness model for underage drinking. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 34, 293-302. https://doi.org/10.1037/adb0000533
  • Lewis, M. A., Litt, D. M., Tomkins, M. & Neighbors, C. (2017). Prototype Willingness Model cognitions mediate personalized normative feedback efficacy. Prevention Science, 18, 373-381. 10.1007/s11121-016-0742-4
  • Litt, D. M., Lowery, A., LoParco, C., & Lewis, M. A. (2021). Alcohol-related cognitions: Implications for concurrent alcohol and marijuana and concurrent alcohol and prescription stimulant misuse among young adults. Addictive Behaviors. ePub Ahead of Print. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.addbeh.2021.106946
  • Litt, D. M., Garcia, T. A., Lowery, A., LoParco, C., Galvin, A. M., Larimer, M. E., & Lewis, M. A. (2020). Examining the Associations Between Alcohol-Related Parental Communication, Alcohol Use, and Protective Behavioral Strategy Use Among Young Adults. Addictive Behaviors, Online First Publication. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.addbeh.2020.106398
  • Livingston MD, Barnett TE, Delcher C, Wagenaar AC. (2017). Recreational Cannabis Legalization and Opioid-Related Deaths in Colorado, 2000-2015. American Journal of Public Health, 107(11): 1827-1829.  doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2017.304059
  • Rossheim, M.E., Livingston, M.D., Walker, D., Reid, N.E., Liu, L.P., & Mazer-Amirshahi, M. (2021). Supersized Alcopop Related Calls in the National Poison Data System, 2010-2019. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 222, 108657. DOI: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2021.108657
  • Rossheim, M.E., Livingston, M.D., Krall, J.R., Barnett, T.E., Thombs, D.L., McDonald, K.K., & Gimm, G.W. (2020). Cigarette Use Before and After the 2009 Flavored Cigarette Ban. Journal of Adolescent Health, 67(3), 432-437. DOI: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2020.06.022
  • Rossheim, M.E., Khoshhal, B., Karon, S., Cheskin, L.J., Trangenstein, P.J., Frankenfeld, C.L., Ramezani, N., & Cuellar, A.E. (in press). Substance Use and Firearm Access Among College Freshmen. Journal of American College Health. DOI: 10.1080/07448481.2022.2068959
  • Vidourek, R. A., Yockey, R. A., King, K. A., & Oliver, A. (2021). Recent Marijuana Use Among Young Adults, 2015–2018, USA. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction, 1-11. Doi: 1007/s11469-021-00566-3
  • Yockey RA, Yang J, Lee JGL, Griner S. Prevalence and Predictors of Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol Among Older Adults in the United States, 2015-2019. J Gen Intern Med. 2022 Mar;37(4):975-976. doi: 10.1007/s11606-021-06951-x. Epub 2021 Jun 15. PMID: 34131875; PMCID: PMC8904668.
  • Yockey RA, Vidourek RA, King KA. Trends in LSD use among US adults: 2015-2018. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2020 Jul 1;212:108071. doi: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2020.108071. Epub 2020 May 15. PMID: 32450479.