Substance misuse and abuse

Carl G. Leukefeld, Katherine R. Marks, William W. Stoops, Brady Reynolds, Clark Lester, Lisa Sanchez, Catherine A. Martin

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Adolescent substance misuse and abuse have been the changing focus of the popular press in the United States and the general public since the late 1970s. A bio/psycho/social/spiritual theoretical perspective proposes a way of thinking about substance misuse and abuse. Using that perspective, this chapter provides an overview of selected factors related to adolescent substance misuse and abuse including etiology, prevention, and treatment. The chapter also overviews selected factors at the individual level, family level, and social/community level, which have been found to be associated with adolescent substance use and misuse. In addition, promising adolescent drug abuse prevention and treatment interventions are presented.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of Adolescent Behavioral Problems
Subtitle of host publicationEvidence-Based Approaches to Prevention and Treatment
Number of pages19
ISBN (Electronic)9781489974976
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2005, 2015.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Psychology
  • General Medicine
  • General Social Sciences


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