Inhibitory Control and Drug Abuse Prevention

From Research to Translation

  • Michael T. Bardo
  • Diana H. Fishbein
  • Richard Milich

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Elizabeth M. Ginexi, Elizabeth B. Robertson
      Pages 3-9
  3. Neurobehavioral Approaches for Understanding Inhibitory Control

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. Jerry B. Richards, Amy M. Gancarz, Larry W. Hawk Jr.
      Pages 13-41
    3. J. David Jentsch, Stephanie M. Groman, Alex S. James, Emanuele Seu
      Pages 43-62
    4. Michelle M. Jacobs, Didier Jutras-Aswad, Jennifer A. DiNieri, Hilarie C. Tomasiewicz, Yasmin L. Hurd
      Pages 63-83
    5. Mark T. Fillmore, Jessica Weafer
      Pages 85-100
    6. John C. Churchwell, Deborah A. Yurgelun-Todd
      Pages 101-122
  4. Translating Research on Inhibitory Control to At-Risk Populations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 123-123
    2. Iliyan Ivanov, Jeffrey Newcorn, Kelly Morton, Michelle Tricamo
      Pages 125-144
    3. Donald R. Lynam
      Pages 145-160
    4. Matthew J. Gullo, Sharon Dawe, Meredith J. McHugh
      Pages 161-175
    5. Laura MacPherson, Jessica M. Richards, Anahi Collado, Carl W. Lejuez
      Pages 177-209
    6. Dustin Albert, Laurence Steinberg
      Pages 211-226
  5. Translating Research on Inhibitory Control to Prevention Interventions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 227-227
    2. Rick S. Zimmerman, R. Lewis Donohew, Philip Palmgreen, Seth Noar, Pamela K. Cupp, Brenikki Floyd
      Pages 263-280
    3. Thomas J. Dishion, Joshua C. Felver-Gant, Yalchin Abdullaev, Michael I. Posner
      Pages 281-301
  6. Conclusion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 303-303
    2. Michael T. Bardo, Richard Milich, Diana H. Fishbein
      Pages 317-329
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 331-335

About this book


Inhibitory Control and Drug Abuse Prevention From Research to Translation Michael T. Bardo, Diana H. Fishbein, Richard Milich, editors Some of the most promising findings about drug abuse come from research into behavioral inhibitory control processes—specifically, that individuals with substance use disorders have inhibitory control deficiencies compared to non-abusers, and that the impulsivity associated with adolescence may account for young people’s vulnerability toward drug-taking behavior. But while this neurobiological approach has steadily influenced the treatment of addiction, it has had only minor effect on prevention efforts. Inhibitory Control and Drug Abuse Prevention was compiled to help correct this situation, synthesizing what we know about the neuromechanics of risk-taking, and mining its ample potential in addiction prevention. Noted experts review up-to-date neurobehavioral studies regarding inhibitory control in humans and laboratory animals, discuss their implications for age groups at risk for impulse control deficits or dysfunction, and apply these findings to the development of innovative, effective prevention strategies. Among the topics covered in this multidisciplinary volume: • Genetic and environmental determinants of risk-taking behavior. • Impaired inhibitory control as a mechanism in drug abuse. • Childhood inhibitory control deficits and risk for substance use. • Social influence in inhibitory control. • Translating research into advocacy and policy. • Targeting anti-drug public service messages to sensation-seeking youth. Inhibitory Control and Drug Abuse Prevention represents a sea change in understanding addictive behavior, and is timely reading for researchers and practitioners in the fields of drug abuse (as well as related high-risk behaviors, e.g., delinquency, unsafe sex, gambling), health psychology, and neuropsychology.


Addiction Addictive behavior Drug abuse Emotional regulation Genetics of drug abuse High risk behavior Impulse control Impulsive behavior Inhibition Inhibitory control Neurochemistry of drug abuse Prevention Risk taking Self-control Substance abuse Substance use disorder

Editors and affiliations

  • Michael T. Bardo
    • 1
  • Diana H. Fishbein
    • 2
  • Richard Milich
    • 3
  1. 1.Center for Drug Abuse, Research TranslationUniversity of KentuckyLexingtonUSA
  2. 2.Transdisciplinary Behavioral, Science ProgramRTI InternationalBaltimoreUSA
  3. 3.Center for Drug Abuse, Research TranslationUniversity of KentuckyLexingtonUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4419-1267-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4419-1268-8
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