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

By Yifrah Kaminer, Ken C Winters

Medical guide of Adolescent Substance Abuse therapy brings jointly large new examine within the box of adolescent substance abuse to function a complete 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 review, prevention and remedy. unique emphasis is given to varied psychosocial and pharmacological interventions as well as the remedy of varied coexisting psychiatric problems. This super well timed and functional advisor bargains a evaluation of such a lot elements of abuse at present on hand, covers laboratory paintings for drug detection in early life, and discusses the criminal barriers of school-based evaluate of substance abuse. all of the sixteen chapters within the guide presents thorough exam of every subject, succinct summaries, advised readings, and referrals to proper sites and different assets for additional research. Case vignettes and visible aids similar to tables and charts illustrate and strengthen key innovations. Readers will locate this handbook a useful source in furthering their figuring out of adolescent substance abuse and extending their effectiveness in offering remedy.

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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.

Frequency of use, substance-related problems), and regional differences in study location. The longer-term posttreatment trajectories most commonly identified across studies include stable abstinence, infrequent use, gradually decreasing substance involvement (“slow improvers”), and persistent high substance involvement. Although the actual proportion represented by each trajectory type differed across studies, the relative proportions were similar, with most youth classified as slow improvers or infrequent users, and smaller proportions classified in stable abstinence and persistent high substance involvement trajectories.

In addition to adolescents who meet criteria for a DSM-IV SUD diagnosis, some youth report one or two dependence symptoms but do not meet criteria for an SUD. In the 2001 NSDUH survey, 4% of students ages 12–17 reported one or two alcohol dependence symptoms but did not have an alcohol use di- Prevalence and Clinical Course of Adolescent Substance Use 9 agnosis (Harford et al. 2005). One review found that these subthreshold cases, known as “diagnostic orphans,” represented up to an additional 17% of teens who reported alcohol-related problems in community surveys (Chung et al.

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