Description - Substance Misuse in Adolescence by Thomas P. Gullotta
This book untangles popular beliefs about substance abuse issues from historical, clinical and research evidence to address questions such as: What factors cause teenagers to abuse drugs and alcohol? How much of a role do economic factors and neighbourhoods play?
Following an introduction which outlines the social history of tobacco, alcohol, marijuana, cocaine and heroin, the volume examines: individual, family, peer and community variables that contribute to substance misuse; resiliency factors that enable some adolescents to avoid such problems; substance abuse in rural and urban settings; pharmacological effects; and current treatment approaches.
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Author Biography - Thomas P. Gullotta
Prevention, Child and Family Agency of Southeastern Connecticut, New London, CT. Personality and Social Development, University of Guelph. Parent-Adolescent Relations, Ohio State University.