Clinical Manual of Adolescent Substance Abuse Treatment by Yifrah Kaminer, Ken C Winters

By Yifrah Kaminer, Ken C Winters

Scientific guide of Adolescent Substance Abuse therapy brings jointly wide new examine within the box of adolescent substance abuse to function a accomplished source for psychiatrists, psychologists, social employees, substance abuse experts, and different clinicians, in addition to citizens and scholars of psychology. It presents the newest information regarding adolescent substance abuse overview, prevention and therapy. detailed emphasis is given to assorted psychosocial and pharmacological interventions as well as the remedy of assorted coexisting psychiatric issues. This tremendous well timed and useful advisor bargains a evaluate of such a lot components of abuse at the moment on hand, covers laboratory paintings for drug detection in early life, and discusses the felony limitations of school-based review of substance abuse. all of the sixteen chapters within the handbook offers thorough exam of every subject, succinct summaries, urged readings, and referrals to appropriate websites and different assets for additional research. Case vignettes and visible aids resembling tables and charts illustrate and toughen key thoughts. Readers will locate this handbook a worthy source in furthering their realizing of adolescent substance abuse and extending their effectiveness in supplying therapy.

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2008). The most common trajectory types that have emerged in research based on community samples of youth include stable low, chronic high, developmentally limited, and later-onset, increasing trajectories of substance use. , Schulenberg et al. 2001; Tucker et al. 2005). , Tucker et al. 2005). Prevalence and Clinical Course of Adolescent Substance Use 7 Diagnosis of Substance Use Disorders Although substance involvement may be optimally represented by a continuum of severity in use and problems, diagnosis or the categorical determination of the presence or absence of a disorder serves important functions.

Alcohol Clin Exp Res 33:868–878, 2009 Hodgins S, Larm P, Molero-Samuleson Y, et al: Multiple adverse outcomes over 30 years following adolescent substance misuse treatment. Acta Psychiatr Scand 119:484–493, 2009 Hsieh S, Hoffmann NG, Hollister CD: The relationship between pre-, during-, posttreatment factors, and adolescent substance abuse behaviors. Addict Behav 23:477–488, 1998 Prevalence and Clinical Course of Adolescent Substance Use 21 Johnston LD, O’Malley PM, Bachman JG, et al: Monitoring the future national results on adolescent drug use: overview of key findings 2008 (NIH Publ No 097401).

In addition to improvements in the assessment of certain SUD symptoms, possible revisions to DSM-IV SUD criteria need to be considered to improve the validity of SUD diagnoses in youth. For example, SUD criteria could be expanded to include symptoms such as recurrent substance-related risky sexual behavior, repeated alcohol-related blackouts, and passing out from substance use, which may be of particular relevance to adolescent substance use patterns. Average quantity, frequency, and patterns of substance use also need to be considered when SUDs are being assessed in adolescents, particularly in relation to tobacco use, because adolescents sometimes endorse symptoms of dependence despite low levels of tobacco use (Kandel et al.

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