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Overview

Substance abuse is, and has always been, an indisputable fact of life. People – especially young people – abuse various legal and illegal substances for any number of reasons: to intensify feelings, to achieve deeper consciousness, to escape reality, to self-medicate. And as substance-abusing teenagers mature, they pose particular challenges to the professionals charged with keeping them clean and sober and helping them maintain recovery into adulthood.

Adolescent Substance Abuse: Evidence-Based Approaches to Prevention and Treatment offers clear, interdisciplinary guidance that grounds readers in the many contexts – developmental, genetic, social, and familial among them – crucial to creating effective interventions and prevention methods. Its contributors examine current findings regarding popularly used therapies, including psychopharmacology, residential treatment, school- and community-based programs, group homes, and specific forms of individual, family, and group therapy.

Accessible to a wide professional audience, this volume:



• Presents evidence-based support for the treatment decision-making process by identifying interventions that work, might work, and don’t work.


• Identifies individual traits associated with susceptibility to substance abuse and addiction in youth.


• Provides a biogenetic model of the effects of drugs on the brain (and refines the concept of gateway drugs).


• Evaluates the effectiveness of prevention programs in school and community settings.


• Adds historical, spiritual, and legal perspectives on substance use and misuse.


• Includes the bonus resource, the Community Prevention Handbook on Adolescent Substance Abuse and Treatment.


This volume is an all-in-one reference for counseling professionals and clinicians working with youth and families as well as program developers in state and local agencies and graduate students in counseling and prevention.

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Michael S. Goldsby, PhD, CCRP (Family Psychiatry of The Woodlands)
Description: According to the editors, the desire of humankind has always been to intensify or alter perceptions, feelings, and understandings to achieve some futile understanding of the unpredictable events surrounding them. Every substance discussed in this book has at one time been legally used and at other times been prohibited. With this knowledge as a backdrop, this book identifies individual characteristics that appear to increase the susceptibility of some adolescents to misuse substances and the evidence-based approaches to treatment and prevention that are efficacious as well as those that are ineffective.
Purpose: The purpose is twofold: to identify and share those evidence-based treatments and prevention practices that appear to be most efficacious and to instill an appreciation in readers of the need to be persistent in youth-focused substance misuse prevention and treatment activities while being mindful of changing adolescent needs.
Audience: This book would clearly be most beneficial for individuals in the substance abuse counseling profession, as well as mental health clinicians and those in treatment intervention and prevention program development. Academic audiences might include graduate students in counseling and clinical psychology who are interested in better understanding the complex issues associated with adolescent substance abuse.
Features: The editors have solicited authoritative experts in the field of adolescent substance abuse to author each of the chapters that cover such topics as the history of gateway drugs, the biological/genetic perspective to addiction, social and family factors, as well as an entire array of proven, evidence-based approaches to prevention and treatment of adolescent substance abuse. An interesting feature of this book is the inclusion of treatment interventions that might work, as well as those that have been shown to be ineffective and potentially harmful, such as Boot Camp and Scared Straight. Research methods and outcomes are discussed in detail in chapter 11, and will be of great interest to professionals and graduate students wanting to conduct future research in this area.
Assessment: I agree with the editors' assessment that the talented group of authors they brought together for this project have accomplished their assignment of providing readers with the current state of knowledge on the biopsychosocial-environmental dimensions of adolescent substance abuse and evidence-based practices for treatment and prevention. This timely book is a comprehensive reference that is a must-have for all counseling professionals and clinicians who work with adolescents and their families on these issues. This is by far the premier book in the field of adolescent substance abuse and will most certainly be the clinical and research foundation for knowledge enhancement and advancement.
From The Critics
Reviewer:Michael S. Goldsby, PhD(Zeno Corporation)
Description:According to the editors, the desire of humankind has always been to intensify or alter perceptions, feelings, and understandings to achieve some futile understanding of the unpredictable events surrounding them. Every substance discussed in this book has at one time been legally used and at other times been prohibited. With this knowledge as a backdrop, this book identifies individual characteristics that appear to increase the susceptibility of some adolescents to misuse substances and the evidence-based approaches to treatment and prevention that are efficacious as well as those that are ineffective.
Purpose:The purpose is twofold: to identify and share those evidence-based treatments and prevention practices that appear to be most efficacious and to instill an appreciation in readers of the need to be persistent in youth-focused substance misuse prevention and treatment activities while being mindful of changing adolescent needs.
Audience:This book would clearly be most beneficial for individuals in the substance abuse counseling profession, as well as mental health clinicians and those in treatment intervention and prevention program development. Academic audiences might include graduate students in counseling and clinical psychology who are interested in better understanding the complex issues associated with adolescent substance abuse.
Features:The editors have solicited authoritative experts in the field of adolescent substance abuse to author each of the chapters that cover such topics as the history of gateway drugs, the biological/genetic perspective to addiction, social and family factors, as well as an entire array of proven, evidence-based approaches to prevention and treatment of adolescent substance abuse. An interesting feature of this book is the inclusion of treatment interventions that might work, as well as those that have been shown to be ineffective and potentially harmful, such as Boot Camp and Scared Straight. Research methods and outcomes are discussed in detail in chapter 11, and will be of great interest to professionals and graduate students wanting to conduct future research in this area.
Assessment:I agree with the editors' assessment that the talented group of authors they brought together for this project have accomplished their assignment of providing readers with the current state of knowledge on the biopsychosocial-environmental dimensions of adolescent substance abuse and evidence-based practices for treatment and prevention. This timely book is a comprehensive reference that is a must-have for all counseling professionals and clinicians who work with adolescents and their families on these issues. This is by far the premier book in the field of adolescent substance abuse and will most certainly be the clinical and research foundation for knowledge enhancement and advancement.
From The Critics
Reviewer: Michael S. Goldsby, PhD (Zeno Corporation)
Description: According to the editors, the desire of humankind has always been to intensify or alter perceptions, feelings, and understandings to achieve some futile understanding of the unpredictable events surrounding them. Every substance discussed in this book has at one time been legally used and at other times been prohibited. With this knowledge as a backdrop, this book identifies individual characteristics that appear to increase the susceptibility of some adolescents to misuse substances and the evidence-based approaches to treatment and prevention that are efficacious as well as those that are ineffective.
Purpose: The purpose is twofold: to identify and share those evidence-based treatments and prevention practices that appear to be most efficacious and to instill an appreciation in readers of the need to be persistent in youth-focused substance misuse prevention and treatment activities while being mindful of changing adolescent needs.
Audience: This book would clearly be most beneficial for individuals in the substance abuse counseling profession, as well as mental health clinicians and those in treatment intervention and prevention program development. Academic audiences might include graduate students in counseling and clinical psychology who are interested in better understanding the complex issues associated with adolescent substance abuse.
Features: The editors have solicited authoritative experts in the field of adolescent substance abuse to author each of the chapters that cover such topics as the history of gateway drugs, the biological/genetic perspective to addiction, social and family factors, as well as an entire array of proven, evidence-based approaches to prevention and treatment of adolescent substance abuse. An interesting feature of this book is the inclusion of treatment interventions that might work, as well as those that have been shown to be ineffective and potentially harmful, such as Boot Camp and Scared Straight. Research methods and outcomes are discussed in detail in chapter 11, and will be of great interest to professionals and graduate students wanting to conduct future research in this area.
Assessment: I agree with the editors' assessment that the talented group of authors they brought together for this project have accomplished their assignment of providing readers with the current state of knowledge on the biopsychosocial-environmental dimensions of adolescent substance abuse and evidence-based practices for treatment and prevention. This timely book is a comprehensive reference that is a must-have for all counseling professionals and clinicians who work with adolescents and their families on these issues. This is by far the premier book in the field of adolescent substance abuse and will most certainly be the clinical and research foundation for knowledge enhancement and advancement.
From The Critics
Reviewer: Michael S. Goldsby, PhD, CCRP(Family Psychiatry of The Woodlands)
Description: According to the editors, the desire of humankind has always been to intensify or alter perceptions, feelings, and understandings to achieve some futile understanding of the unpredictable events surrounding them. Every substance discussed in this book has at one time been legally used and at other times been prohibited. With this knowledge as a backdrop, this book identifies individual characteristics that appear to increase the susceptibility of some adolescents to misuse substances and the evidence-based approaches to treatment and prevention that are efficacious as well as those that are ineffective.
Purpose: The purpose is twofold: to identify and share those evidence-based treatments and prevention practices that appear to be most efficacious and to instill an appreciation in readers of the need to be persistent in youth-focused substance misuse prevention and treatment activities while being mindful of changing adolescent needs.
Audience: This book would clearly be most beneficial for individuals in the substance abuse counseling profession, as well as mental health clinicians and those in treatment intervention and prevention program development. Academic audiences might include graduate students in counseling and clinical psychology who are interested in better understanding the complex issues associated with adolescent substance abuse.
Features: The editors have solicited authoritative experts in the field of adolescent substance abuse to author each of the chapters that cover such topics as the history of gateway drugs, the biological/genetic perspective to addiction, social and family factors, as well as an entire array of proven, evidence-based approaches to prevention and treatment of adolescent substance abuse. An interesting feature of this book is the inclusion of treatment interventions that might work, as well as those that have been shown to be ineffective and potentially harmful, such as Boot Camp and Scared Straight. Research methods and outcomes are discussed in detail in chapter 11, and will be of great interest to professionals and graduate students wanting to conduct future research in this area.
Assessment: I agree with the editors' assessment that the talented group of authors they brought together for this project have accomplished their assignment of providing readers with the current state of knowledge on the biopsychosocial-environmental dimensions of adolescent substance abuse and evidence-based practices for treatment and prevention. This timely book is a comprehensive reference that is a must-have for all counseling professionals and clinicians who work with adolescents and their families on these issues. This is by far the premier book in the field of adolescent substance abuse and will most certainly be the clinical and research foundation for knowledge enhancement and advancement.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780387097305
  • Publisher: Springer US
  • Publication date: 12/12/2008
  • Series: Issues in Children's and Families' Lives Series , #9
  • Edition description: 1st Edition. 2nd Printing. 2008
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Carl Leukefeld, is Professor of Behavioral Science, Psychiatry, Oral Health Science and Social Work; Chair of the Department of Behavioral Science and Director of the Center on Drug and Alcohol Research, with a graduate appointment in Sociology. 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 where he filled administrative and research positions. Dr. Leukefeld has published more than 200 articles, chapters, books and monographs. He currently serves on the NIH Community-Level Health Promotion Study Section and has served on the NIH/NIDA Health Services Initial Review Group. Carl is reviewer and consulting editor for seven journals. His research interests include treatment interventions, outcomes, HIV prevention, criminal justice sanctions, health services, and rural populations.
Thomas P. Gullotta, is C.E.O. of Child and Family Agency and is a member of the psychology and education departments at Eastern Connecticut State University. He is the senior author of the 4th edition of The Adolescent Experience, co-editor of The Encyclopedia of Primary Prevention and Health Promotion, and editor emeritus of the Journal of Primary Prevention. He is the senior book series editor for Issues in Children's and Families' Lives. Tom holds editorial appointments on the Journal of Early Adolescence, Journal of Adolescent Research, and Journal of Educational and Psychological Consultation. He has published extensively on young people and primary prevention. In 1999, Tom was honored by the Society for Community Research and Action, Division 27 of the American Psychological Association with their Distinguished Contributions to Practice in Community Psychology Award.
Michele Staton Tindall, is Assistant Professor in the Department of Behavioral Science with an appointment in the Center on Drug and Alcohol Research. Her research involves investigating interventions for substance involved offenders. She is a co-investigator for the NIDA funded Criminal Justice-Drug Abuse Treatment System (CJ-DATS) cooperative agreement which involves the development of criminal justice interventions for substance users transitioning from prison to community across ten national research centers. In addition, she recently served as the project director of a National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) funded project which involved designing, implementing, and evaluating an employment intervention for drug court participants. She is also the evaluator for multiple Center on Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) funded projects focused on enhancing comprehensive substance abuse treatment services for women and their children. Her research interests include women, criminal justice, social support, and rural populations.

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Table of Contents

A Selected Social History of the Stepping-Stone Drugs.- A Biological/Genetic Perspective: The Addicted Brain.- Individual Characteristics and Needs Associated with Substance Misuse of Adolescents and Young Adults in Addiction Treatment.- Adolescent Substance Abuse Treatment: A Review of Evidence-Based Research.- Adolescent Outpatient Treatment.- Evidence-Based Family Treatment of Adolescent Substance Abuse and Dependence.- Residential Treatment of Adolescents with Substance Use Disorders: Evidence-Based Approaches and Best Practice Recommendations.- Primary Prevention in Adolescent Substance Abuse.- Religious Involvement and Adolescent Substance Use.- School Prevention.- Community Prevention Handbook on Adolescent Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment: Evidence-Based Practices.

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