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NCJ Number: 168392 Find in a Library
Title: Help Uncover the Problem: Stop Adolescent Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse
Author(s): P Johnson; B Stands; H Strothers III
Date Published: 1993
Page Count: 35
Sponsoring Agency: Fighting Back
Columbia, SC 29250
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Princeton, NJ 08543
Sale Source: Fighting Back
Lexington/Richland Alcohol and Drug Abuse Council
P.O. Box 50597
Columbia, SC 29250
United States of America
Type: Issue Overview
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This document provides information on risk factors and protective factors related to alcohol and other drug use by adolescents, how to identify use and what to do about it.
Abstract: Early identification of children at high risk of serious involvement with alcohol and other drugs may help prevent later problems. This guide contains practical ideas drawn from the literature and experience. A chapter concerned with alcohol and other drug risk factors discusses the high-risk child as well as family, peer, achievement, social, developmental, school, and community risk factors. A discussion of protective factors which help youth avoid alcohol and other drugs focuses on family, peers, school and community. Other chapters examine the progression of problems; behavioral signs of alcohol and other drug use; detailed look at alcohol and inhalants; and identification and intervention. The guide includes a physician and parental task list for prevention; suggested protocol and referral form for a physician referral; and recommended readings.
Main Term(s): Controlled Substances
Index Term(s): Adolescents at risk; Alcohol abuse prevention; Children at risk; Community involvement; Drug prevention programs; Home environment; Juveniles; Parent education; School based family services; Underage Drinking
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