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`[This] volume provides a unique and advantageous perspective to the trainees and practitioners in the adolescent substance abuse field. It offers a sophisticated perspective on addiction treatment techniques developed in recent years, with a sensitivity to the social and developmental needs of the adolescent.' Marc Galanter, from the Foreword.
Understanding Adolescent Substance Abuse: Introduction. Terminology and Classification. Epidemiology of Adolescent Substance Use and Adolescent Psychoactive Substance Use Disorders. Etiology and Pathogenesis of Adolescent Substance Use and Adolescent Psychoactive Substance Use Disorders. Dual Diagnosis. Adolescent Substance Use and Adolescent Psychoactive Substance Use Disorders. Human Immunodeficiency Virus/Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome and Psychoactive Substance Use Disorders in Children and Adolescents. Maternal and Infancy Addiction. Interventions: Prevention of High-Risk Behaviors. The Assessment Process. Treatment Selection and Modalities. Index.