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Perspectives on Adolescent Drug Use

1st Edition

By Bernard Segal


182 pages

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Hardback: 9780866569231
pub: 1989-06-27
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Perspectives on Adolescent Drug Use provides an understanding of the nature of the problem of drug-taking among adolescents in order to plan effective countermeasures. Although contemporary research has provided descriptions of adolescent patterns and trends, an important issue is whether these portrayals are accurate because they may not correctly reflect the patterns and trends of drug and alcohol use among minority subgroups, such as Native-American or Latino adolescents. These highly informative chapters highlight the special problems of drug-taking behavior among minority youth, the issue of frequence of drug use among adolescents, and the key issue of prevention of drug use among adolescents. A discussion of the problems of accurately diagnosing adolescents who drink is also presented. This comprehensive book is especially important for professionals involved with adolescents, and for health and public policy authorities involved in the planning of intervention and prevention services for adolescents.

Table of Contents

Contents Preface

  • Drugs and Native-American Youth
  • Alcohol Use Among Latino Adolescents: What We Know and What We Need to Know
  • Issues of Sequencing of Adolescent Drug Use and Other Problem Behaviors
  • The Effects of Alcohol and Tobacco Advertising on Adolescents
  • Waging Drug Wars: Prevention Strategy or Politics as Usual
  • How Do School-Based Drug Prevention Programs Work and for Whom?
  • Alcohol Use and Dependency in Youth: Examining DSM-III Diagnostic Criteria

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Mental Health
PSYCHOLOGY / Psychopathology / Addiction