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

Substance abuse is, and has continuously been, an undeniable fact of existence. humans – specially adolescents – abuse a number of felony and unlawful ingredients for any variety of purposes: to accentuate emotions, to accomplish deeper awareness, to flee fact, to self-medicate. And as substance-abusing childrens mature, they pose specific demanding situations to the pros charged with protecting them fresh and sober and aiding them keep restoration into adulthood.


Adolescent Substance Abuse: Evidence-Based methods to Prevention and Treatment deals transparent, interdisciplinary tips 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 study present findings relating to popularly used treatments, together with psychopharmacology, residential remedy, institution- and community-based courses, team houses, and particular sorts of person, family members, and crew therapy.


Accessible to a large expert viewers, this quantity: (1) provides evidence-based aid for the therapy decision-making approach by way of making a choice on interventions that paintings, may paintings, and don’t paintings. (2) Identifies person features linked to susceptibility to substance abuse and habit in formative years. (3) offers a biogenetic version of the consequences of gear at the mind (and refines the concept that of gateway drugs). (4) Evaluates the effectiveness of prevention courses at school and neighborhood settings. (5) provides historic, non secular, and criminal views on substance use and misuse. (6) contains the bonus source, the group Prevention instruction manual on Adolescent Substance Abuse and Treatment.


This quantity is an all-in-one reference for counseling pros and clinicians operating with adolescence and households in addition to software builders in country and native businesses and graduate scholars in counseling and prevention.

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