You don’t have to reinvent the wheel--select and implement an effective substance abuse program from this essential book! This essential book is the first ever published on exemplary models of adolescent drug treatment. It delivers detailed descriptions of exemplary drug treatment models and gives you the latest information on substance use and its consequences to aid your work with adolescents who use alcohol and drugs. The in-depth examinations of treatment models you’ll find in this book include programs serving adolescent substance users from a wide range of ethnic and cultural backgrounds (African Americans, Hispanics, Whites, Native Americans, Russian Immigrants). With sections covering outpatient, residential, family-oriented, and modified therapeutic community (TC) programs, this book is a vital reference for educators and students as well as practitioners. Adolescent Substance Abuse Treatment in the United States: Exemplary Models from a National Evaluation Study gives you thoughtful examinations of: •trends in adolescent substance use and treatment approaches •three exemplary outpatient treatment programs, including program design, treatment issues, and client characteristics •the Multidimensional Family Therapy Approach (MDFT), a family-oriented outpatient treatment model used to intervene with younger adolescents •a 30- to 60-day residential treatment program that is based on a medical model which blends in treatment approaches from the therapeutic community model •the special treatment needs and issues of substance-using Native American youths •issues of gender differences as they relate to drug use and trauma •three different modified therapeutic community treatment models •and much more! Adolescent Substance Abuse Treatment in the United States is an invaluable source of information for anyone working with this vulnerable population. Use it to choose and implement the program that will work best for you and your clients!.
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