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By Howard A. Liddle, Cynthia L. Rowe

Adolescent drug abuse is without doubt one of the so much not easy problems to regard. It affects on colleges, community-based courses, psychological health and wellbeing and clinical amenities, and juvenile justice settings. This booklet presents practitioners, software builders and coverage makers with the main up to date and functional details for bettering results in adolescent substance abuse. The authors conceal a number concerns, together with empirically-based remedy improvement protocols; study advances; interventions with distinct populations; culturally dependent intervention directions, and proposals for perform and coverage.

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This is only a sampling of the range of models that are accumulating empirical support. A sturdy foundation of empirical knowledge about effective interventions for adolescent substance abuse has been built; however, new studies that extend and test the limits of these scientific developments are still required. Culturally based treatment development for adolescent substance abusers Despite the progress that has been made in developing effective interventions for substance-abusing youth, much remains to be done in order to ensure that all affected adolescents receive and benefit from these services.

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1998e). Similarly, the cultural and ecological factors unique to Colombian youth provide differences in specific risk factors for marijuana use. , 1997). Furthermore, two important cultural factors, religion and familism, were more likely to protect adolescents from drug use in Colombia than in the USA. The biological domain Since the late 1980s, much progress has been made toward understanding the biological and genetic risk factors for drug use and drug abuse. Family studies have been undertaken to identify genetic vulnerability for drug abuse; for example, one line of research suggests that sons and daughters of alcoholics have a three- to fourfold risk for developing alcoholism (Institute of Medicine, 1996).

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