Treating Adolescent Substance Use

A Clinician's Guide

  • Justine W.  Welsh
  • Scott E. Hadland

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Scott E. Hadland
      Pages 3-14
    3. Sharon Levy, Miriam A. Schizer, Leslie S. Green
      Pages 15-24
    4. Jesse W. Schram, Patricia C. F. Schram, John R. Knight
      Pages 25-39
  3. Treatment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 41-41
    2. Valeria Tretyak, Justine W. Welsh
      Pages 55-65
    3. Mark D. Godley, Lora L. Passetti
      Pages 67-75
    4. Christopher J. Hammond, Pravesh Sharma
      Pages 77-90
  4. Prevention and Recovery

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 91-91
    2. Banku Jairath, Laura Duda, Leslie R. Walker-Harding
      Pages 93-103
    3. Brittany L. Carney, Sarah M. Bagley
      Pages 127-137
  5. Clinical Vignettes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 139-139
    2. Jessica Gray
      Pages 141-144
    3. Jungjin Kim
      Pages 153-155
    4. Jennifer Woolard
      Pages 165-167
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 169-173

About this book


Clinicians are now facing new substance use-related challenges such as the opioid crisis, a changing political landscape regarding marijuana, and the emergence of new delivery devices such as e-cigarettes. Unfortunately, it is more critical than ever that clinicians caring for adolescents have a proficiency in treating substance use.

This book is a comprehensive clinical guide that discusses the prevalence of substance use among adolescents and young adults, as well as prevention strategies, available screening methods, practical treatment applications and their outcomes. Using a multidisciplinary approach with inclusion of authors from diverse clinical backgrounds, this definitive guide provides the best practices for treating adolescent substance use disorders from medical, behavioral, and social standpoints.

Supplemented with case examples and written by experts in the field, Treating Adolescent Substance Use appeals to all clinicians that treat adolescent patients.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Justine W.  Welsh
    • 1
  • Scott E. Hadland
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral SciencesEmory University School of MedicineAtlantaUSA
  2. 2.Division of General Pediatrics, Department of PediatricsBoston University School of MedicineBostonUSA

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