Adolescent Substance Abuse: Evidence-Based Approaches to by Carl Leukefeld,Thomas P. Gullotta,Michelle Staton-Tindall

By Carl Leukefeld,Thomas P. Gullotta,Michelle Staton-Tindall

Substance abuse is, and has consistently been, an undeniable fact of existence. humans – particularly teens – abuse a number of felony and unlawful components for any variety of purposes: to accentuate emotions, to accomplish deeper realization, to flee truth, to self-medicate. And as substance-abusing childrens mature, they pose specific demanding situations to the pros charged with holding them fresh and sober and assisting them preserve restoration into adulthood.


Adolescent Substance Abuse: Evidence-Based ways to Prevention and Treatment deals transparent, interdisciplinary assistance that grounds readers within the many contexts – developmental, genetic, social, and familial between them – the most important to making powerful interventions and prevention equipment. Its members research present findings concerning popularly used treatments, together with psychopharmacology, residential remedy, tuition- and community-based courses, workforce houses, and particular types of person, relatives, and crew therapy.


Accessible to a large specialist viewers, this quantity: (1) provides evidence-based aid for the remedy decision-making procedure by way of choosing interventions that paintings, may paintings, and don’t paintings. (2) Identifies person characteristics linked to susceptibility to substance abuse and habit in early life. (3) presents a biogenetic version of the results of substances at the mind (and refines the concept that of gateway drugs). (4) Evaluates the effectiveness of prevention courses in class and group settings. (5) provides ancient, religious, and felony views on substance use and misuse. (6) comprises the bonus source, the group Prevention guide on Adolescent Substance Abuse and Treatment.


This quantity is an all-in-one reference for counseling execs and clinicians operating with formative years and households in addition to application builders in kingdom and native organisations and graduate scholars in counseling and prevention.

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