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Chapter 17. Substance Abuse and Addictions

Oscar G. Bukstein, M.D., M.P.H.; Deborah Deas, M.D., M.P.H.
DOI: 10.1176/appi.books.9781585623921.457183

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Substance use and abuse by adolescents remain critical problems because of the common use of psychoactive substances by youth, the ensuing consequences, and the persistence into adulthood of pathology related to substance use. Clinicians seeking to understand the risk for substance use and abuse, the acquisition of use behaviors, and their development into substance use disorders (SUDs) should consider neurobiology, all aspects of development, and the adolescent. The treatment should focus on specific substance use behaviors as well as risk factors that have a role in the onset and maintenance of SUDs.

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TABLE 17–1. Principles for effective prevention programs
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TABLE 17–2. American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry practice parameter for the assessment and treatment of children and adolescents with substance use disorders (SUDs): recommendations
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TABLE 17–3. Selected instruments for screening of substance use problems in adolescents
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TABLE 17–4. Selected instruments for evaluation of substance use problems in adolescents
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TABLE 17–5. Urine toxicology

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