Linda Richter, Ph.D.

Vice President, Prevention Research and Analysis

Linda Richter oversees prevention-oriented research projects. Linda’s work focuses on understanding the nature, scope, predictors and consequences of substance use and addiction, especially among young people. She leverages this research to help raise awareness among parents, educators, health professionals and policymakers about addiction science and best practices in substance use prevention and addiction care. Linda received her Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from Brooklyn College of the City University of New York and her doctorate in social psychology from the University of Maryland.

Research topics: Prevention; youth vaping, drinking and marijuana use; substance-related attitudes and beliefs; data and trends; integrating addiction care into mainstream medicine

Selected Publications

January 2019

Stigma and Addiction Treatment

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August 2017

The Co-occurrence of Nicotine and Other Substance Use and Addiction Among Youth and Adults in the United States: Implications for Research, Practice, and Policy

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May 2017

Assessing the Risk of Marijuana Use Disorder Among Adolescents and Adults Who Use Marijuana

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March 2016

Underage Drinking: Prevalence and Correlates of Risky Drinking Measures Among Youth Aged 12-20

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March 2016

A public health approach to prevention: The health professional’s role

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November 2013

Effectively Addressing Addiction Requires Changing the Language of Addiction

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August 2013

The Exclusion of Nicotine: Closing the Gap in Addiction Policy and Practice

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May 2012

Addressing the Critical Health Problem of Adolescent Substance Use Through Health Care, Research, and Public Policy

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March 2019

Alcohol and Women: Unique Risks, Effects, and Implications for Clinical Practice

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October 2018

Frequency of Parent-Adolescent Alcohol-Specific Communication and Adolescent Perceptions of Alcohol.

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March 2019

The Co-occurrence of Nicotine With Other Substance Use and Addiction: Risks, Mechanisms, Consequences, and Implications for Practice, With a Focus on Youth

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