Young adults in the workplace A multisite initiative of substance use prevention programs

By Jeremy Bray, Deborah M Galvin, Laurie Cluff

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration funded the multisite Young Adults in the Workplace (YIW) initiative to study the effectiveness of diverse approaches to workplace-based prevention of substance abuse. Six teams adapted evidence-based programs to target young employees and then implemented the programs in retail, restaurant, health care, construction, skilled trade, and transportation industry workplaces. This book describes the programs, the adaptation and implementation processes, and the YIW cross-site evaluation.


Bray, J., Galvin, D. M., & Cluff, L. (Eds.) (2011). Young adults in the workplace: A multisite initiative of substance use prevention programs. (RTI Press Publication No. BK-0005-1103). Research Triangle Park, NC: RTI Press.

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Jeremy BrayJeremy W. Bray, PhD, is an RTI International Senior Fellow in health economics and the principal investigator of the Data and Methodological Coordinating Center for the NIH/CDC Work, Family & Health Network (WFHN).

Deborah M GalvinDeborah M. Galvin, PhD, is the Workplace Prevention Research Manager for the Division of Workplace Programs at the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s Center for Substance Abuse Prevention. She received her doctorate in sociology/criminology from the University of Pennsylvania, has over 20 years’ experience in social science research, and is widely published at the national and international levels. Dr. Galvin has been responsible at SAMHSA for the Young Adults in the Workplace program, Workplace Managed Care, and a variety of programs related to prevention of substance abuse and related concerns including comorbidity, violence, and the integration of emotional, behavioral, and physical health issues along with related methodological and research issues. She also is an adjunct professor at George Washington University and the University of Maryland.

Laurie CluffLaurie A. Cluff, PhD, is a research psychologist at RTI International. She received her doctorate in industrial and organizational psychology from North Carolina State University. Her work includes occupational analysis and research focused on employees’health, well-being, and safety and the organizational factors that affect these outcomes. Dr. Cluff is the Associate Project Director for the Young Adults in the Workplace cross-site evaluation.

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