Nursing interventions for adolescent substance use
Substance use is characterized by use of licit and illicit substances, paired with adverse consequences. Substance use and abuse are major concerns among the adolescent population. Some of the most popular substances used among adolescents include alcohol and marijuana. Adolescents who use substances have often demonstrated risky behaviors. These risky behaviors include delinquency and antisocial behaviors, such as decreased commitment to school, burglary, and theft. Behaviors such as unprotected sexual intercourse while under the influence of substances places the adolescent at risk for pregnancy and STis. Adolescents may develop depressive symptoms related to substance use, as well as attempt to commit suicide while using substances when feeling sad.
Effective nursing interventions are needed to target these adolescents and prevent or cease substance use. The purpose of this integrated literature review was to explore current nursing interventions for adolescent substance use. Another aim was to determine the need for improvement on these interventions or the need for a new action plan. Findings showed that brief motivational interviewing is an effective intervention method for adolescent substance use. The advantage to brief motivational interviewing is - that it is non-confrontational, short in duration, promotes reduced substance use, and leads to complete cessation. With the use of evidence-based interventions, nurses and other health care providers can take part 1~ early preveritioh and cessation of adolescent substance use.
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Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.)
College of Nursing
Dissertations, Academic -- Nursing;Nursing -- Dissertations, Academic
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Caswell Riley, Corrine D., "Nursing interventions for adolescent substance use" (2010). HIM 1990-2015. 983.