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NCJ Number: 221711 Find in a Library
Title: Supporting the Families of Young People with Problematic Drug Use: Investigating Support Options
Author(s): Sally Frye; Sharon Dawe; Paul Harnett; Sascha Kowalenko; Moana Harlen
Editor(s): Julie Stokes
Date Published: 2008
Page Count: 131
Sponsoring Agency: Australian Dept of Health and Ageing
Canberra ACT 2601, Australia
Australian National Council on Drugs
Canberra ACT 2608, Australia
Sale Source: Australian National Council on Drugs
PO Box 205 Civic Square
Canberra ACT 2608,
Document: PDF
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: Australia
Annotation: This report from the Australian National Council on Drugs examines the support needs of families who have a young family member who is suffering from substance abuse.
Abstract: This report, commissioned by the Australian National Council on Drugs, begins with a literature review examining the prevalence of substance misuse among young people in Australia. The results of the review provide an indication of the number of families affected by youth substance misuse and the type of substance misuse that is most likely to occur. The report also investigates the support needs of families with a young family member, defined as being between the ages of 12 and 25, with substance abuse problems. The report is divided into six sections that include: the scope of the problem; the impacts of drug use on family and household functioning; how families respond to drug use by a young person; support and treatment options for young people; current support services for families: an Australian snapshot; and intergenerational effects: the problems faced by kinship carers. References
Main Term(s): Adolescent chemical dependency
Index Term(s): Australia; Drug abuse in foreign countries; Drug use; Family counseling; Family support; Home environment; Juvenile drug abusers; Parent education; Underage Drinking
Note: ANCD Research Paper, 15
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