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

ISBN-10: 0387097309

ISBN-13: 9780387097305

Substance abuse is, and has continuously been, an incontrovertible fact of existence. humans – particularly youngsters – abuse numerous felony and unlawful components for any variety of purposes: to accentuate emotions, to accomplish deeper attention, to flee fact, to self-medicate. And as substance-abusing children mature, they pose specific demanding situations to the pros charged with preserving them fresh and sober and supporting them keep restoration into adulthood.

Adolescent Substance Abuse: Evidence-Based ways to Prevention and Treatment bargains transparent, interdisciplinary suggestions that grounds readers within the many contexts – developmental, genetic, social, and familial between them – the most important to making potent interventions and prevention tools. Its individuals learn present findings concerning popularly used cures, together with psychopharmacology, residential remedy, institution- and community-based courses, workforce houses, and particular sorts of person, relatives, and crew therapy.

Accessible to a large expert viewers, this quantity: (1) offers evidence-based aid for the remedy decision-making technique by way of opting for interventions that paintings, could 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 consequences of gear at the mind (and refines the idea that of gateway drugs). (4) Evaluates the effectiveness of prevention courses in class and neighborhood settings. (5) provides old, 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 early life and households in addition to software builders in kingdom and native organizations and graduate scholars in counseling and prevention.

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