Treating adolescents with substance use disorders: An overview of practice issues and treatment outcome

Ken C Winters

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Abstract

The knowledge base and research gaps of the adolescent drug abuse treatment field are discussed. In addition to summarizing several challenges faced by clinicians treating drug-abusing adolescents, traditional and emerging treatment strategies are described. The treatment outcome literature is seen as having several weaknesses, including that most studies are limited to descriptive designs. The author suggests that the most important research priority for the field is to address meaningfully the issue of which treatment approaches work best for which types of adolescent drug abusers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)203-225
Number of pages23
JournalSubstance Abuse
Volume20
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 27 1999

Keywords

  • Adolescents
  • Substance use disorders
  • Treatment approaches
  • Treatment outcome

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