Toward a Developmental Framework for the Treatment of Adolescent Alcohol Abuse

Current Findings and Future Directions
  • Gregory T. Smith
  • Terri L. Miller
Part of the Drug and Alcohol Abuse Reviews book series (DAAR, volume 3)


A review of the published research on the assessment and treatment of adolescent alcohol abuse reveals very few empirical investigations of either topic; we were able to find only a handful of articles on the assessment of adolescent drinking and no papers describing the development and controlled evaluation of adolescent alcoholism treatment techniques. It appears that most adolescent treatment programs have been developed intuitively, either by adapting adult-based treatment models’“2or by applying, untested, disease conceptions of adult ”chemical dependency“ as well as beliefs in the need for very tight discipline and control over the problem-drinking adolescent.’


Alcohol Abuse Coping Skill Drinking Behavior Adolescent Problem Adolescent Alcohol 
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