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Understanding and Treating Adolescent Substance Abuse
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Understanding and Treating Adolescent Substance Abuse



December 1993 | 252 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Biological, psychological and social factors are considered in this volume in its exploration of adolescent substance abuse, with adolescents presented as a clearly defined group with unique needs and concerns. The author examines issues such as assessment, treatment planning, service provision and the recovery process, and proposes creative treatment approaches.

Integrating the complex elements which impact upon the initiation, maintenance and treatment of young substance abusers, the author uses his biopsychosocial model to examine normative issues for adolescents and how impairment in these areas can cause - or be the result of - substance abuse. Consideration is also given to particularly vulnerable young people, such as those with concurrent psychological disorders or who are victims of child abuse, and who subsequently require additional therapeutic understanding and skill.

 
Introduction
 
PART ONE: CURRENT ISSUES WITH ADOLESCENT SUBSTANCE ABUSE
 
Issues in Defining and Understanding Adolescent Substance Use and Abuse
 
Issues in Treating Adolescent Substance Use and Abuse
 
PART TWO: A BIOPSYCHOSOCIAL MODEL FOR UNDERSTANDING SUBSTANCE ABUSE
 
Essential Connections for Understanding Adolescent Substance Abuse
A Biopsychosocial Perspective

 
 
Adolescent Psychological Development and Substance Abuse
 
Family and Peer Relationship Factors
The Adolescent's Interpersonal Environment

 
 
PART THREE: A BIOPSYCHOSOCIAL MODEL FOR TREATING ADOLESCENT SUBSTANCE ABUSE
 
Essential Connections for Treating Adolescent Substance Abuse
A Biopsychosocial Approach

 
 
Servicing Adolescent Substance Abusers Part One
The Assessment

 
 
Servicing Adolescent Substance Abusers Part Two
Treatment Planning

 
 
Adolescent Recovery
 
The Recovery Environment
Family Recovery and Peer Relationships in Recovery

 
 
Treating Vulnerable Populations of Adolescent Substance Abusers
 
Epilogue

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Philip P. Muisener

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ISBN: 9780803942769
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