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NCJ Number: 122396 Find in a Library
Title: Inside the Adolescent Alcoholic
Author(s): A M Krupski
Date Published: 1982
Page Count: 66
Sponsoring Agency: Hazelden Educational Materials
Center City, MN 55012
Publication Number: ISBN 0-89486-159-X
Sale Source: Hazelden Educational Materials
Box 176
15251 Pleasant Valley Road
Center City, MN 55012
United States of America
Type: Training (Aid/Material)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Using the case history of an adolescent alcoholic named Debbie, a therapist at an adolescent alcoholism treatment center details the symptoms and diagnosis of adolescent alcoholism and the psychological stages that Debbie and her parents experienced during treatment.
Abstract: The test is designed to help counselors, teachers, parents, and other adults with the knowledge and understanding necessary to deal effectively with adolescent alcoholics. The observations apply to males as well as to females and to persons through 24 years of age. The discussion emphasizes the similarities between adolescents' and parents' reaction to the alcoholism and the reactions of dying patients to their terminal illnesses, as described by Elisabeth Ross. Thus, the psychological characteristics are discussed in terms of five stages of coping mechanisms: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. These stages can occur in a variety of sequences and combinations. Debbie experienced all these stages and left her treatment before it was successful. Discussion of the therapist's role and 17 references.
Main Term(s): Underage Drinking
Index Term(s): Alcoholics; Juvenile counseling; Underage Drinking Programs
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