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NCJ Number: 229499 Find in a Library
Title: Reviewing the Connection Between Paradigms and Theories to Understand Adolescent Drug Use
Journal: Journal of Child & Adolescent Substance Abuse  Volume:19  Issue:1  Dated:January-March 2010  Pages:16-32
Author(s): Trenette T. Clark
Date Published: January 2010
Page Count: 17
Document: HTML (Publisher Site)
Type: Research (Theoretical)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article attempts to demonstrate the influence of a multi-paradigmatic framework that can be used to organize theories that address adolescent drug use; implications for future research, prevention intervention, and policy are presented.
Abstract: Approaches to studying social phenomenon are fundamentally based upon personal beliefs about the nature of knowledge, reality, and order. Scholars, researchers, and practitioners can benefit from utilizing a coherent method that organizes the wide array of perspectives that exist and the theories, practice, prevention interventions, and policies that emerge. Although opinions regarding what constitutes real science vary, this article intends to demonstrate the utility of a multi-paradigmatic framework that may be used to organize theories that address adolescent drug use. Application of practice and implications for research, prevention interventions, and policy are presented. Table, figure, and references (Published Abstract)
Main Term(s): Juveniles
Index Term(s): Adolescent attitudes; Adolescent chemical dependency; Adolescents at risk; Behavioral science research; Drug use; Juvenile drug abusers; Psychological theories
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