Adolescent Substance Abuse: Evidence-Based Approaches to by Thomas P. Gullotta (auth.), Carl Leukefeld, Thomas P.

By Thomas P. Gullotta (auth.), Carl Leukefeld, Thomas P. Gullotta, Michelle Staton-Tindall (eds.)

Substance abuse is, and has consistently been, an incontrovertible fact of lifestyles. humans – in particular youth – abuse quite a few felony and unlawful ingredients for any variety of purposes: to accentuate emotions, to accomplish deeper realization, to flee fact, to self-medicate. And as substance-abusing young ones mature, they pose specific demanding situations to the pros charged with conserving them fresh and sober and assisting them continue restoration into adulthood.

Adolescent Substance Abuse: Evidence-Based techniques to Prevention and Treatment deals transparent, interdisciplinary advice 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 individuals learn present findings concerning popularly used treatments, together with psychopharmacology, residential remedy, institution- and community-based courses, workforce houses, and particular types of person, relations, and staff therapy.

Accessible to a large expert viewers, this volume:

  • Presents evidence-based aid for the therapy decision-making strategy through choosing interventions that paintings, may paintings, and don’t paintings.
  • Identifies person characteristics linked to susceptibility to substance abuse and dependancy in youth.
  • Provides a biogenetic version of the results of substances at the mind (and refines the idea that of gateway drugs).
  • Evaluates the effectiveness of prevention courses in class and neighborhood settings.
  • Adds historic, non secular, and felony views on substance use and misuse.
  • Includes the bonus source, the group Prevention guide on Adolescent Substance Abuse and Treatment.

This quantity is an all-in-one reference for counseling pros and clinicians operating with formative years and households in addition to application builders in kingdom and native enterprises and graduate scholars in counseling and prevention.

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