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Adolescent Substance Abuse Treatment in the United States
Exemplary Models from a National Evaluation Study

ISBN 9781315821344
Published March 18, 2014 by Routledge
322 Pages

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Book Description

You don’t have to reinvent the wheel--select and implement an effective substance abuse program from this essential book!

This essential book is the first ever published on exemplary models of adolescent drug treatment. It delivers detailed descriptions of exemplary drug treatment models and gives you the latest information on substance use and its consequences to aid your work with adolescents who use alcohol and drugs.

The in-depth examinations of treatment models you’ll find in this book include programs serving adolescent substance users from a wide range of ethnic and cultural backgrounds (African Americans, Hispanics, Whites, Native Americans, Russian Immigrants). With sections covering outpatient, residential, family-oriented, and modified therapeutic community (TC) programs, this book is a vital reference for educators and students as well as practitioners.

Adolescent Substance Abuse Treatment in the United States: Exemplary Models from a National Evaluation Study gives you thoughtful examinations of:

  • trends in adolescent substance use and treatment approaches
  • three exemplary outpatient treatment programs, including program design, treatment issues, and client characteristics
  • the Multidimensional Family Therapy Approach (MDFT), a family-oriented outpatient treatment model used to intervene with younger adolescents
  • a 30- to 60-day residential treatment program that is based on a medical model which blends in treatment approaches from the therapeutic community model
  • the special treatment needs and issues of substance-using Native American youths
  • issues of gender differences as they relate to drug use and trauma
  • three different modified therapeutic community treatment models
  • and much more!
Adolescent Substance Abuse Treatment in the United States is an invaluable source of information for anyone working with this vulnerable population. Use it to choose and implement the program that will work best for you and your clients!

Table of Contents

  • About the Editors
  • Contributors
  • Preface
  • Section I: Overview
  • Chapter 1. The Need for Developing and Evaluating Adolescent Treatment Models
  • Adolescent Substance Use and Problems
  • The Public Treatment System for Adolescents in the United States
  • The History and Evaluation of Adolescent Treatment Practice
  • CSAT’s Adolescent Treatment Model Program
  • Implications
  • Section II: Outpatient Treatment Models
  • Chapter 2. The Teen Substance Abuse Treatment Program: Program Design, Treatment Issues, and Client Characteristics
  • Introduction
  • Teen Substance Abuse Treatment Program Description (TSAT)
  • Evaluation Design
  • Client Population Description
  • Discussion
  • Chapter 3. Chestnut Health Systems’ Bloomington Outpatient and Intensive Outpatient Program for Adolescent Substance Abusers
  • Overview
  • Recruitment, Assessment, and Placement of Clients
  • Characteristics of Clients
  • Description of Treatment Components
  • Critical Issues Central to Treatment
  • Determining Readiness for Discharge or Transfer
  • Description of Staff and clinical Supervision Process
  • Conclusion
  • Chapter 4. Evaluation of a Group-Based Outpatient Adolescent Substance Abuse Treatment Program
  • Statement of the Problem
  • Overview of Epoch Counseling Center and the Evaluation Team
  • Theoretical Background
  • Epoch’s Adolescent Program
  • Program Evaluation Procedures
  • Subject Characteristics
  • Conclusion
  • Section III: Family-Oriented Outpatient Treatment Models
  • Chapter 5. Family Therapy for Early Adolescent Substance Abuse
  • Introduction
  • Multidimensional Family Therapy: A Developmental and Ecological Approach
  • The Self of the Early Adolescent and Clinical Implications
  • Peer Relationships in Early Adolescence and Clinical Implications
  • Relationships with Parents During Early Adolescence and Clinical Implications
  • Conclusions
  • Section IV: Residential Treatment Models
  • Chapter 6. Mountain Manor Treatment Center: Residential Adolescent Addictions Treatment Program
  • Overview
  • Patient Characteristics
  • Treatment Approach
  • Centralized Linkage
  • Young Adults
  • Managed Care
  • Discharge
  • Conclusion
  • Chapter 7. Culturally Competent Substance Abuse Treatment for American Indian and Alaska Native Youths
  • Prevalence of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Among American Indian Youths
  • Impact of AOD Abuse on AI/AN Youths
  • Biculturally Competent Treatment Model
  • Client Profile and Program Environment
  • Outcome Survey
  • Conclusion
  • Chapter 8. La Cañada Adolescent Treatment Program: Addressing Issues of Drug Use, Gender, and Trauma
  • Introduction
  • La Cañada Treatment Program
  • Evaluation Activities
  • Population Description
  • Discussion
  • Section V: Modified Therapeutic Community Treatment Models
  • Chapter 9. An Evaluation of Substance Abuse Treatment Services for Juvenile Probationers at Phoenix Academy of Los Angeles
  • Introduction
  • The Phoenix Academy of Los Angeles at Lake View Terrace
  • The Phoenix Academy Evaluation
  • Discussion
  • Chapter 10. Dynamite Youth Community, Incorporated: A Multiphase, Step-Down Therapeutic Community for Adolescents and Young Adults
  • Introduction
  • DYC Therapeutic Community Treatment Phases
  • Parent/Relative Sponsors
  • DYC Staff
  • Summary of the DYC Model
  • Evaluation of the DYC Treatment Model
  • Chapter 11. Thunder Road Adolescent Substance Abuse Treatment Program
  • Introduction
  • History and Origins of the Hybrid Therapeutic Community Treatment Model
  • Course of Treatment
  • Elements of the Treatment Approach
  • Profile of Clients Admitted to Treatment in 1999
  • Treatment Challenges
  • Index
  • Reference Notes Included

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