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NCJ Number: 154368 Find in a Library
Title: Treating the High-Risk Adolescent: A Survey of Effective Programs and Interventions (From Practical Approaches in Treating Adolescent Chemical Dependency: A Guide to Clinical Assessment and Intervention, P 49-69, 1989, Paul B Henry, ed)
Author(s): D F O'Connell
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 21
Sponsoring Agency: Haworth Press, Inc
Binghamton, NY 13904
Sale Source: Haworth Press, Inc
10 Alice Street
Binghamton, NY 13904
United States of America
Type: Report (Technical Assistance)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This paper focuses on high-risk conditions for alcohol and drug abuse as well as prevention and treatment strategies that have been found to be effective with young people at risk for chemical dependency.
Abstract: Adolescents at risk for chemical abuse and chemical dependency constitute a highly diversified group with respect to age, background, level of psychopathology, life adjustment, and coping skills. Mental health specialists, school counselors, addictions clinicians, and other professionals need to be aware of the special needs of these adolescents when implementing education, prevention, or treatment programs. Strong efforts at early identification of vulnerable adolescents and the design of appropriate prevention and intervention programs are needed. Prevention and treatment models include community-based programs, school-based programs, day treatment centers, peer programs, and drug education programs. Specialized treatment approaches are needed for adolescents with psychological disorders, conduct disorders, identity disorders, overanxious disorders, avoidant disorders, attention deficit disorder, and other disorders. 30 references
Main Term(s): Juvenile drug treatment
Index Term(s): Adolescents at risk; Drug abuse causes; Drug prevention programs; Juvenile drug abusers
Note: DCC
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