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Murray, Denis (2016) Family therapy within an adolescent addiction treatment service. “In search of solutions". Feedback: Journal of the Family Therapy Association of Ireland , 1-15p.

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Issues and trends in relation to substance misuse normally develop in the transitional phase of adolescence, as young people begin looking towards their peers for direction and are less subject to parental authority. In relation to substance misuse it is observed that risk and protection factors exist in equal measure within different contexts, including within the individual, family, peer group, school and community settings. In response to problems relating to illicit drug use in Ireland the first adult treatment service was established in Dublin in 1969. As an approach to meeting the complex needs of an adolescent drug using population two designated out-patient treatment adolescent services were established in Dublin during the mid- 1990s. Working closely with families, carers and significant others improves communication and mobilises resources in ways that enhances protection for young people especially in circumstances where there are a number of family members engaging in substance misuse.


Item Type:Article
Date:August 2016
Page Range:1-15p
Publisher:Family Therapy Association of Ireland
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Subjects:HJ Treatment method > Psychosocial treatment method > Family or marital therapy
HJ Treatment method > Treatment outcome
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Treatment and maintenance > Treatment factors
L Social psychology and related concepts > Marital relations > Family and kinship > Family structure > Family support
L Social psychology and related concepts > Marital relations > Family and kinship > Family relations > Family role
P Demography, epidemiology, and history > Substance use history
T Demographic characteristics > Adolescent / youth (teenager / young person)
T Demographic characteristics > Counsellor / Therapist
VA Geographic area > Europe > Ireland

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