Prev Sci (2013) 14:201–205 DOI 10.1007/s11121-013-0394-6 Advancing Transdisciplinary Translation for Prevention of High-Risk Behaviors: Introduction to the Special Issue Diana H. Fishbein & Ty A. Ridenour Published online: 12 April 2013 Society for Prevention Research 2013 Scope of the Problem most prevention research on substance abuse has neither focused upon, nor sought to ameliorate generative and Estimates of the total overall costs of substance abuse in the oftentimes malleable mechanisms (e.g., neurocognitive United States, including productivity and health- and crime- deficits, stress reactivity) in substance abuse and related risk related costs exceed $600 billion annually (National Drug behaviors. In effect, although some recipients of prevention Intelligence Center 2011). This includes approximately programming engage positively and achieve long-term success $181 billion for illicit drugs, $193 billion for tobacco, and across multiple domains of functioning, many others respond $235 billion for alcohol. In the USA, the root cause for 25 % less favorably, showing a trajectory toward onset and escala- of the total deaths can be attributed to substance abuse tion of behavioral maladjustments, drug use initiation and (Kochanek et al. 2011). The most commonly used drug escalation, lack of intervention engagement, and persistent among American youth is alcohol. Alcohol, the
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