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

Substance abuse is, and has consistently been, an undeniable fact of existence. humans – in particular children – abuse quite a few criminal and unlawful components for any variety of purposes: to accentuate emotions, to accomplish deeper attention, to flee truth, to self-medicate. And as substance-abusing little ones mature, they pose specific demanding situations to the pros charged with conserving them fresh and sober and aiding them retain restoration into adulthood.


Adolescent Substance Abuse: Evidence-Based techniques to Prevention and Treatment bargains transparent, interdisciplinary tips that grounds readers within the many contexts – developmental, genetic, social, and familial between them – an important to making potent interventions and prevention equipment. Its individuals research present findings relating to popularly used cures, together with psychopharmacology, residential remedy, university- and community-based courses, crew houses, and particular types of person, kinfolk, and crew therapy.


Accessible to a large specialist viewers, this quantity: (1) provides evidence-based help for the remedy decision-making strategy via choosing interventions that paintings, may well paintings, and don’t paintings. (2) Identifies person characteristics linked to susceptibility to substance abuse and dependancy in early life. (3) presents 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 in class and neighborhood settings. (5) provides old, non secular, and criminal views on substance use and misuse. (6) contains the bonus source, the neighborhood Prevention guide 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 kingdom and native organizations and graduate scholars in counseling and prevention.

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