Alcohol, Drugs and Young People

Alcohol, Drugs and Young People : Clinical Approaches

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This comprehensive volume presents a coherent and up-to-date review of the misuse of drugs by young people. It draws together an international group of authors from a range of professions, many well known in the field of addiction and adolescence. All drugs of abuse are considered, including alcohol and tobacco. Aspects reviewed include the short-term effects and long-term harms of these substances on the child/adolescent (as well as on the fetus when used in pregnancy), trends in use and misuse, assessment and management in the emergency department, psychiatric comorbidity, and the prevention and treatment of substance-misuse disorders. The various types of treatment are discussed, including cognitive behavioural therapy and family therapy, as well as pharmacological therapies for young people with substance use disorders and other mental-health problems. This book should appeal to a wide range of professionals in education, general practice, paediatrics, adolescent psychiatry and addiction.
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  • Electronic book text
  • Mac Keith Press
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 1898683794
  • 9781898683797

About Eilish Gilvarry

Eilish Gilvarry is Consultant Psychiatrist and Clinical Director of the Drug and Alcohol Service in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK.
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Table of contents

1. Policy: The Principles of Service Organisation and Practice; 2. Determinants of substance misuse; 3. Drug use in young people: short-term effects and long-term harms; 4. Young people, substances and harm; 5. Trends in substance use and abuse in young people; 6. Substance use and psychiatric commorbidity in children and adolescents; 7. The effectiveness of universal youth substance abuse prevention programmes; 8. Prevention of substance abuse: targeted approaches; 9. Treatment: course and outcome; 10. Legal and ethical issues in the treatment of children and young people; 11. Principles of assessment for adolescents with substance use disorders; 12. Assessment instruments and outcome measurement; 13. Biological markers (Drugs); 14. Assessment and management in the emergency department and the paediatric unit; 15. Brief alcohol interventions in young people: evidence and applicability; 16. Psychosocial interventions for young people with substance misuse disorders; 17. Empirical and clinical foundations of family-based interventions for adolescent substance abuse; 18. Pharmacological treatment of adolescent substance use disorder; 19. The role of primary care in management of substance use/abuse; 20. Integrates treatment of substance use disorders and co-occuring psychiatric disorders in adolescents.
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