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Center for Substance Abuse Treatment. (1999) Treatment of adolescents with substance use disorders. Rockville, MD: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) Series 32.

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Adolescents differ from adults emotionally and physiologically. Therefore, treatment of adolescent substance use disorders must reflect unique needs. In addition to gender, age and cultural background, treatment providers must address issues that play significant roles in an adolescents' lives, such as cognitive, emotional, physical, social and moral development, and family and peer environment. This Treatment Improvement Protocol focuses on how to tailor treatment for adolescents, as well as on common and effective treatment components being used today.

• Editorial Advisory Board
• Consensus Panel
• Foreword
• Executive Summary and Recommendations
• Chapter 1--Substance Use Among Adolescents
• Chapter 2—Tailoring Treatment to the Adolescent's Problem
• Chapter 3—General Program Characteristics
• Chapter 4—Twelve-Step-Based Programs
• Chapter 5—Therapeutic Communities
• Chapter 6—Family Therapy
• Chapter 7—Youths With Distinctive Treatment Needs
• Chapter 8—Legal and Ethical Issues
• Appendix A -- Bibliography
• Appendix B —Medical Management of Drug Intoxication and Withdrawal
• Appendix C --Field Reviewers

Item Type
Publication Type
International, Report, Protocol
Drug Type
All substances
Intervention Type
Treatment method
Identification #
Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) Series 32
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Corporate Creators
Center for Substance Abuse Treatment
Place of Publication
Rockville, MD
The Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) Series are best-practice guidelines for the treatment of substance abuse. CSAT's Division of Services Improvement draws on the experience and knowledge of clinical, research, and administrative experts to produce the TIP Series. These can be accessed through the publisher link.
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