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NCJ Number: 123485 Find in a Library
Title: Adolescent Substance Abuse Treatment: Evolving Policy at Federal, State and City Levels
Author(s): T Ooms; L Herendeen
Corporate Author: American Assoc for Marriage and Family Therapy Research and Education Foundation
United States of America
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 30
Sponsoring Agency: American Assoc for Marriage and Family Therapy Research and Education Foundation
Washington, DC 20006
US Dept of Health and Human Services
Washington, DC 20057
Document: PDF
Type: Legislation/Policy Analysis
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report provides background information and summaries of a 1989 seminar in Washington, D.C., in which four panelists discussed the needs of adolescent substance abusers and the new interest at the Federal, State, and local levels in improving adolescent treatment services.
Abstract: Participants noted that despite reported declines in adolescent drug use and abuse, significant numbers of teenagers need treatment due to their daily use of drugs and their use of more potent and toxic drugs than in previous years. They also noted the need for a system that includes assessment and referral prior to treatment, with early identification the crucial first step in helping adolescents. Strategies for expanding access to treatment include increasing Federal funding and modifying Federal requirements and regulations. The background paper summarized trends in teenage substance use, the factors and stages in adolescent substance abuse, policy and program goals, and treatment issues. 30 references.
Main Term(s): Juvenile drug treatment
Index Term(s): Drug abuse; Drug treatment programs; Juvenile program needs assessment; Policy
Note: Background briefing report and seminar meeting highlights from seminar held in Washington, D.C., November 17, 1989
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