Title

Approaches to family treatment of adolescent substance abuse : a review

Abstract

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.

Notes

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Graduation Date

1991

Semester

Spring

Advisor

McGuire, John M.

Degree

Master of Science (M.S.)

College

College of Arts and Sciences

Department

Psychology

Format

Print

Pages

70 p.

Language

English

Length of Campus-only Access

None

Access Status

Masters Thesis (Open Access)

Identifier

DP0022752

Subjects

Arts and Sciences -- Dissertations, Academic; Dissertations, Academic -- Arts and Sciences

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