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Issues in Children's and Families' Lives

Adolescent Substance Abuse

Evidence-Based Approaches to Prevention and Treatment

Editors: Leukefeld, Carl G., Gullotta, Thomas P. (Eds.)

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  • Explores current research on treatment and prevention of substance abuse during adolescence
  • Offers new chapters on prevention and treatment of adolescent prescription, opiate, and methamphetamine abuse as well as juvenile justice and adolescent females
  • Examines social, behavioral, and biological factors contributing to adolescent substance abuse
  • Emphasizes evidenced-based approaches that work, might work, and don’t work
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About this book

The second edition of this book incorporates the latest theory, research, and best practices for understanding, treating, and preventing substance abuse among adolescents.  It updates the progress made in treatments for and prevention of the misuse of substances and adds new specific chapters on prescriptions, opiates, and methamphetamine abuse. The book discusses the effects of commonly abused substances, from tobacco and alcohol to stimulants and opioids, on the human brain and the various psychosocial routes to their misuse by adolescents. Chapters provide evidence-based guidelines for assessing adolescent treatment needs and review psychological, pharmacological, family, and self-help interventions. The book offers new paths in diverse directions, analyzes the core components of substance use prevention, critiques emerging school-based interventions, and introduces a nuanced reconceptualization of recovery.

Topics featured in the book include:

  • The effect of family and caregiver situations on adolescent substance abuse.
  • A biological/genetic perspective on adolescent substance abuse.
  • School-based preventions and the evolution of evidence-based strategies.
  • The role of adolescent self-help in substance abuse interventions.
  • Community-based interventions to reduce alcohol use and misuse.

Adolescent Substance Abuse, Second Edition, is a must-have reference for researchers, clinicians/practitioners, and graduate students in the fields of child and school psychology, social work, public health, developmental psychology, child and adolescent psychiatry, and various interrelated mental health and social policy arenas.


About the authors

Carl G. Leukefeld is a professor and chair of the Department of Behavioral Science and founding director of the Center on Drug and Alcohol Research at the University of Kentucky. He is also the Bell Alcohol and Addictions Endowed Chair. He came to the University of Kentucky in 1990 to establish the Center on Drug and Alcohol Research from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), where he filled administrative and research positions. He was also the chief health services officer of the United States Public Health Service. Dr. Leukefeld has published articles, chapters, books, and monographs. He has taught undergraduate, graduate, and medical students.

Thomas P. Gullotta (Tom) retired as the Chief Executive Officer of Child and Family Agency of Southeastern Connecticut in 2015 and as a member of the Psychology and Education Departments at Eastern Connecticut State University in 2014. His scholarship encompasses the co-authorship of two college textbooks, the founding editorship of The Journal of Primary Prevention (Kluwer/Academic 1980 - 2000), co-editor, Advances in Adolescent Development: An Annual Book Series (Sage 1985 - 2000), editor, Prevention in Practice Library: A Monograph Series (Plenum, 1996 - 2001), and senior editor, Issues in Children's' and Families' Lives: A Book Series (Springer 1990 - present). In addition to authoring nearly 100 chapters, papers or reviews, he has co-edited or authored over thirty volumes devoted to illness prevention / promotion of health for the treatment of children, adolescents, and families. Tom was the senior editor for the first edition of the Encyclopedia of Primary Prevention and Health Promotion (Kluwer / Academic, 2003) and returned to that same role for the four volume second edition of that reference work published in late 2014. Currently, he is the senior advisor to Serve Here CT. and the Chairman of the Town Council in his home town of Glastonbury, CT.

 

Table of contents (14 chapters)

Table of contents (14 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-5

    Gullotta, Thomas P. (et al.)

  • A Selected Social History of the Stepping-Stone Drugs and Opiates

    Pages 7-21

    Gullotta, Thomas P.

  • A Biological/Genetic Perspective: The Addicted Brain

    Pages 23-65

    Kelly, Thomas H. (et al.)

  • Needs, Services Received, and Outcomes of Adolescents and Young Adults in Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Treatment

    Pages 67-139

    Baumer, Pamela C. (et al.)

  • Adolescent Substance Abuse Treatment: A Review of Evidence-Based Research

    Pages 141-171

    Winters, Ken C. (et al.)

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-90611-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $149.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-90610-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $149.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-08054-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Adolescent Substance Abuse
Book Subtitle
Evidence-Based Approaches to Prevention and Treatment
Editors
  • Carl G. Leukefeld
  • Thomas P. Gullotta
Series Title
Issues in Children's and Families' Lives
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media LLC
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-90611-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-90611-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-90610-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-08054-9
Series ISSN
1572-1981
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
XXII, 397
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations, 6 illustrations in colour
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