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eBook Adolescents at Risk: Substance Abuse Among Miami's Adolescents in the 1990's ePub

by Barbara M. Yarnold

  • ISBN: 0761809058
  • Category: Social Sciences
  • Subcategory: Other
  • Author: Barbara M. Yarnold
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: UPA (November 20, 1997)
  • Pages: 280
  • ePub book: 1204 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1349 kb
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Adolescents At Risk book.

Adolescents At Risk book.

Adolescent substance abuse is rising dramatically in the United States. This observation is especially troubling given the association between substance use and HIV, as well as other sexually transmitted diseases. Surprisingly, there have been few carefully constructed, controlled studies examining different treatment approaches with adolescent substance abusers. Both approaches appear to have some success,.

At the clinical and public health levels, targeting PIU among adolescents in the early stages could potentially lead to improvements of psychological well-being and a reduction of suicidal behaviours.

Substance use and dependence are among the most prevalent causes of adolescent morbidity and mortality in the United States.

Binges put adolescents at risk of accidents, injuries, unwise or unwanted sexual activity, and other unfortunate situations

All substance use, even experimental use, puts adolescents at risk of short-term problems, such as accidents, fights, unwise or unwanted sexual activity, and overdose. Binges put adolescents at risk of accidents, injuries, unwise or unwanted sexual activity, and other unfortunate situations. For these reasons, adolescents should be discouraged from drinking.

Risk factors for substance use: ethnic differences among adolescents. Journal of Substance Abuse, 1, 11–23.

In the eye of the beholder: risk and protective factors in rural American Indian and Caucasian adolescents. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 69, 294–304. Fletcher, A. Darling, N. & Steinberg, L. (1995). Risk factors for substance use: ethnic differences among adolescents.

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For many, this period includes normative experimentation with perceived facets of adult life, such as experimentation with substances (Jessor, 1987; Shedler & Block, 1990)

Chapter: 1 ADOLESCENTS AT RISK. 1 Adolescents at Risk

Chapter: 1 ADOLESCENTS AT RISK. 1 Adolescents at Risk. Increasing numbers of America's youth are growing up in circumstances that limit the development of their potential, compromise their health, impair their sense of self, and generally restrict their chances for successful lives.

Given the resurgence of substance abuse in the 1990's among adolescents, this research is of critical importance, presenting a timely analysis of substance abuse among Miami adolescents. The book is multidisciplinary, drawing from the research on substance abuse in such fields as psychology, sociology, criminal justice, political science, and economics. Additionally, it derives a comprehensive 'risk factor' approach in addressing the underlying issue of why it is that certain adolescents seem to be more prone to substance abuse. The scope of the study is also important, starting with such common substances as cigarettes, alcohol, and marijuana and moving on to some of the relative newcomers such as crack and steroids. Other substances analyzed are inhalants, LSD, cocaine, heroin, and narcotics. The research presented here is also conceived as a broader policy analytic piece, with specific suggestions for the schools, parents, and communities facing the overwhelming plague of substance abuse.