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Luekefeld, Carl G and Gullotta, Thomas P and Staton-Tindall, Michele, eds. (2009) Adolescent substance abuse. Evidence-based approaches to prevention and treatment. New York: Springer .

Substance abuse is, and has always been, an indisputable fact of life. People - especially young people - abuse various legal and illegal substances for any number of reasons: to intensify feelings, to achieve deeper consciousness, to escape reality, to self-medicate. And as substance-abusing teenagers mature, they pose particular challenges to the professionals charged with keeping them clean and sober and helping them maintain recovery into adulthood.

Adolescent Substance Abuse: Evidence-Based Approaches to Prevention and Treatment offers clear, interdisciplinary guidance that grounds readers in the many contexts - developmental, genetic, social, and familial among them - crucial to creating effective interventions and prevention methods. Its contributors examine current findings regarding popularly used therapies, including psychopharmacology, residential treatment, school- and community-based programs, group homes, and specific forms of individual, family, and group therapy.

Accessible to a wide professional audience, this volume:
• Presents evidence-based support for the treatment decision-making process by identifying interventions that work, might work, and don't work.
• Identifies individual traits associated with susceptibility to substance abuse and addiction in youth.
• Provides a biogenetic model of the effects of drugs on the brain (and refines the concept of gateway drugs).
• Evaluates the effectiveness of prevention programs in school and community settings.
• Adds historical, spiritual, and legal perspectives on substance use and misuse.

This volume is an all-in-one reference for counseling professionals and clinicians working with youth and families as well as program developers in state and local agencies and graduate students in counseling and prevention.

Item Type:Book
Call No:GC2, TA14
Pages:x, 272
Place of Publication:New York
Accession Number:HRB 4960 (Available)
Subjects:T Demographic characteristics > Adolescent / youth (teenager / young person)
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Prevention by sponsor or setting > School based prevention
HJ Treatment method > Substance disorder treatment method
HJ Treatment method > Spirituality and religion in treatment
L Social psychology and related concepts > Marital relations > Family and kinship > Family and substance use > Substance related family problems
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Health services, substance use research
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Health care programme or facility > Community-based treatment (primary care)

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