Interdisciplinary service-learning substance abuse projects: Processes and outcomes

S. Lala A. Straussner, Marianne T. Marcus, Richard L. Brown, Theresa Madden, Antonnette V. Graham, Eugene P. Schoener

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The purpose of this paper is to describe the development and implementation of community-based, service-learning field projects by 30 health professional faculty fellows of Project MAINSTREAM, a faculty development program on substance abuse. The fellows worked together for two years in 10 Interdisciplinary Faculty Learning Groups (IFLGs), which consisted of three academics of different disciplines. The ten projects are viewed within the context of service- learning and are based on a balance between the provision of services to the community and furthering the learning objectives of Project MAINSTREAM.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)17-20
Number of pages4
JournalSubstance Abuse
Issue number3-4
StatePublished - Jun 22 2006


  • Case studies
  • Field projects
  • Interdisciplinary education
  • Project MAINSTREAM
  • Service learning
  • Substance abuse

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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