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Published: 09 October 2019

232 Pages


ISBN: 9780190079406

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Youth and Their Families

A Guide to Treating Adolescent Substance Use Through Family Systems Therapy

Julie Anne Laser-Maira, David Blair, Jamie Blair Echevarria, Darin Wallis, Orion Castro, and Jason Conger

  • Features clear definitions and practical applications of Family Systems Therapy (FST) through diagrams and case examples
  • Provides a roadmap for implementation of FST with substance abusing youth and their families through a continuum of care (i.e., prevention, outpatient treatment, intensive outpatient treatment, and residential treatment)
  • Highlights research on adolescent substance abuse with particular attention on developmental issues and brain development
  • Discusses challenges to provide effective treatment for adolescents and families vis-a-vis the legalization of marijuana and the current epidemic of opiate addiction

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