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NCJ Number: 171030 Find in a Library
Title: Adolescent Intervention Strategies (From Addiction Intervention: Strategies to Motivate Treatment-Seeking Behavior, P 87-100, 1998, Robert K. White, Deborah G. Wright, eds. - See NCJ-171025)
Author(s): J Crowley
Date Published: 1998
Page Count: 14
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 (Study/Research)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article discusses approaches to early intervention for substance abusing adolescents.
Abstract: The structured intervention format used with family members confronting an adult substance abuser, which is designed to urge the person to accept treatment, is too much too soon for most adolescents. When interventions are done incrementally, beginning with the least disruptive, time-consuming and expensive steps, many adolescents are able to make the necessary changes and avoid the more extensive steps that could involve long absences from home and school. Although effective early intervention programs can be established in or with the help of many systems (e.g., criminal justice, religious, service agencies), a school-based program provides the greatest leverage for intervening into problems adversely affecting young people. The chapter focuses on early incremental intervention programs in schools, with the understanding that parents and other systems need to and should be actively involved. The article also chronicles the methodologies of student assistance programs and teams, and offers clinical and treatment considerations.
Main Term(s): Drug prevention programs
Index Term(s): Adolescent chemical dependency; Behavior modification; Drug treatment programs; Juvenile drug abusers; Juvenile drug use; School health services; Treatment effectiveness; Treatment intervention model; Treatment techniques
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