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Innovations in Adolescent Substance Abuse Interventions

Innovations in Adolescent Substance Abuse Interventions provides, for the first time, a single reference source for state-of-the-art, empirically tested approaches to assessing, preventing, and treating adolescent substance abuse problems. Previous texts on adolescent substance abuse have given limited attention to intervention, have been non-empirical in orientation, or have been devoted to a single intervention approach. This is remarkable given increasing international concern about how to address substance use problems among youth. The book includes sixteen chapters from leaders in the field, and the scope of the book includes assessment, primary prevention, secondary prevention, and treatment.

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Hardbound, 406 Pages

Published: September 2001

Imprint: Pergamon

ISBN: 978-0-08-043577-0


  • If the quality of this volume translates into influence on clinicians and other researchers in this area, knowledge about effective treatments, prevention efforts, and instruments should increase among those who provide care to youth. Drs. Wagner and Waldron have assembled an impressive array of contributors who are active, important investigators into developmentally-appropriate approaches to the assessment, prevention and treatment of substance use problems among adolescents. ...I can recommend this volume to a broad audience of readers who, I am certain, will find this book useful and informative. Given the paucity of material on effective treatment interventions, the authors could have given us much less and still advanced knowledge in the area. We are fortunate that they chose to give us more in the form of this quality volume.
    O.G. Bukstein, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, Pittsburgh, USA, Clinical Psychologist, Vol 55, Issue 3, Summer 2002


  • Contributors. Preface. Assessing adolescent substance abuse (K.C. Winters et al.). Life skills training: theory, methods, and effectiveness of a drug abuse prevention approach (G.J. Botvin, K.W. Griffin). Reconnecting youth to prevent drug abuse, school dropout and suicidal behaviors among high-risk youth (L.L. Eggert et al.). All stars: problem behavior prevention programming for schools and community groups (W.B. Hansen). Community-based intervention (B. Hafer Bry, N.M. Attaway). An ecological approach to family intervention for adolescent substance use (T.J. Dishion, K. Kavanagh). Motivational interviewing for alcohol-involved adolescents in the emergency room (N.P. Barnett et al.). Facilitating change for adolescent alcohol problems: a multiple options approach (S.A. Brown). The Teen Intervention Project: a school-based intervention for adolescents with substance abuse problems (E.F. Wagner et al.). Family behavior therapy (B. Donohue, N. Azrin). Multidimensional family therapy for adolescent substance abuse (H.A. Liddle, A. Hogue). Cigarette smoking treatment for substance abusing adolescents (M.G. Myers). Psychopharmacological therapy (Y. Kaminer). The assertive aftercare protocol for adolescent substance abusers (S. Harrington et al.). 12-step based interventions for adolescents (J.D. Kassel, S.I. Jackson). Substance abuse interventions with Latino adolescents: a cultural framework (A.G. Gil et al.).


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