Youth and Substance Use: Prevention, Intervention, and Recovery.
Steiker, Lori Holleran.
xv, 270 p.
Lyceum Books, Inc.
5758 S. Blackstone
Chicago, IL 60637
Intended for students and practitioners in social work and other mental health fields, this text provides an overview of the critical issues related to child and adolescent substance misuse and covers a spectrum of topics from assessment to preventing and intervention. Part 1 discusses the conceptualization of adolescence, substance use, addiction, and theory. It explores the physiological aspects of drug use and misuse, the changes in a young person’s body, mind, and cultural and social existence, and how young people make meaning in the world. Substance misuse models and theories are described. Part 2 focuses on prevention and the family and includes chapters that discuss substance misuse prevention approaches and family and parental interventions and attitudes. Chapter 3 addresses empirically supported screening, assessment, and diagnosis. It explains substance use disorders under the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th Edition, engaging youth in the diagnostic process, and tools and techniques for screening and assessment. Part 4 describes evidence-based treatment interventions, including Motivational Enhancement Therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, relapse prevention, the family systems approach, and evidence-based family therapy. Support groups, 12-step, and other paths to recovery are also reviewed. The final chapter explores current issues and delves into new and innovative techniques for creating wraparound services for youth in recovery, collegiate recovery programs, alternative peer groups, recovery high schools, mediated assisted recovery programs, and other advances in caring for young people. Chapters close with discussion questions. Numerous references.
SUBSTANCE ABUSE; SUBSTANCE ABUSE PREVENTION; SUBSTANCE ABUSE TREATMENT; ADOLESCENTS; SOCIAL WORK; SOCIAL WORKERS ROLE; CLINICAL INTERVENTION; EVIDENCE BASED PRACTICE