Innovations in Adolescent Substance Abuse Interventions focuses on developmentally appropriate approaches to the assessment, prevention, or treatment of substance use problems among adolescents. Organized into 16 chapters, this book begins with an assessment of adolescent substance use; theory, methods, and effectiveness of a drug abuse prevention approach; and problem behavior prevention programming for schools and community groups. Some chapters follow on the community-, family- and school-based interventions for adolescents with substance use problems. Other chapters explain psychopharmacological therapy; the assertive aftercare protocol for adolescent substance abusers; and twelve-step-based interventions for adolescents.

Table of Contents

Contributors Preface 1. Assessing Adolescent Substance Use 2. Life Skills Training: Theory, Methods, and Effectiveness of a Drug Abuse Prevention Approach 3. Reconnecting Youth to Prevent Drug Abuse, School Dropout and Suicidal Behaviors among High-Risk Youth 4. All Stars: Problem Behavior Prevention Programming for Schools and Community Groups 5. Community-Based Intervention 6. An Ecological Approach to Family Intervention for Adolescent Substance Use 7. Motivational Interviewing for Alcohol-Involved Adolescents in the Emergency Room 8. Facilitating Change for Adolescent Alcohol Problems: A Multiple Options Approach 9. The Teen Intervention Project: A School-Based Intervention for Adolescents with Substance Use Problems 10. Family Behavior Therapy 11. Multidimensional Family Therapy for Adolescent Substance Abuse 12. Cigarette Smoking Treatment for Substance-Abusing Adolescents 13. Psychopharmacological Therapy 14. The Assertive Aftercare Protocol for Adolescent Substance Abusers 15. Twelve-Step-Based Interventions for Adolescents 16. Substance Abuse Interventions with Latino Adolescents: A Cultural Framework Index


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About the authors

Eric Wagner

Affiliations and Expertise

Florida International University

Holly Waldron

Affiliations and Expertise

University of New Mexico