Approaches to family treatment of adolescent substance abuse : a review
Family treatment of adolescent substance abuse requires attention to both the developmental needs of the patient and the dynamics and issues existing within the family. This paper reviews the published literature on family treatment of adolescent substance abuse since the late 1970's. Two family therapy approaches most frequently found in the literature, Developmental Habilitative and Structural-Systemic, are reviewed. While the literature proposes various approaches and treatment methods to be effective in promoting abstinence and improved family functioning, it continues to evidence a lack of well-designed and executed studies, including followup data which confirm the clinical effectiveness of family treatment of adolescent substance abusers.
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McGuire, John M.
Master of Science (M.S.)
College of Arts and Sciences
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Arts and Sciences -- Dissertations, Academic; Dissertations, Academic -- Arts and Sciences
Bean, William John, "Approaches to family treatment of adolescent substance abuse : a review" (1991). Retrospective Theses and Dissertations. 3789.