The Social Ecology of Substance Use

A workshop about the social ecology of substance use was sponsored by Prevention Research Center, Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation (PIRE). This workshop reviewed the scientific goals and approaches that are used in the field to address the social ecological problems of substance use on both the micro and macro level. Bridget Freisthler, Ph.D presented on the Medical Marijuana Dispensaries and the Local Ecology. Click here to view this powerpoint presentation.
The Social Ecology of Substance Use: Theories, Models, Methods and Applications This informal workshop will convene an intensive working group to (1) establish scientific goals for social ecological studies of substance use, (2) outline relevant theoretical and quantitative modeling approaches, (3) provide guides to statistical methodologies suitable for studies in the field, and (4) demonstrate practical applications of these approaches to macro- and micro-ecological problems in studies of substance use.