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. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Geusens, F., Lewis, M.A., Dumas, T.M., & Litt, D.M. (2023). First comes substance use, then comes social media posts? Examining the temporal ordering and relative strength of relations across alcohol, tobacco and marijuana use and posting behavior among adolescents and emerging adults. Health Communication, 1-12.
  • Litt, D. M., Zhou, Z., Fairlie, A. M., King, K. M., Cross, A., Kannard, E., Geusens, F., & Lewis, M. A. (2023). Daily-level examination indicates that positive affect, but not negative affect, is associated with alcohol and marijuana use among adolescents and young adults. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, epub ahead of print.
  • 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.
  • 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.