Learning Objectives

After reading this chapter, you should be able to…

10.1 Describe the key features of substance use disorders in adolescents and explain how adolescent substance use differs from adult substance use.

Determine the prevalence of adolescent substance use, substance use problems, and substance use disorders.

10.2 Evaluate three major pathways for the development of substance use disorders in adolescents.

10.3 Evaluate the effectiveness of interventions designed to prevent substance use problems in adolescents.

Differentiate among the major approaches to treating adolescent substance use disorders, such as 12-step treatment, cognitive-behavior relapse prevention, motivational interviewing, and family therapy.