Adolescent Substance Abuse: A Comprehensive Guide to Theory by Yifrah Kaminer

By Yifrah Kaminer

`[This] quantity offers a special and valuable point of view to the trainees and practitioners within the adolescent substance abuse box. It bargains a worldly point of view on habit remedy thoughts built lately, with a sensitivity to the social and developmental wishes of the adolescent.'
Marc Galanter, from the Foreword.

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Early initiation of use of a given drug prediets subsequent abuse of that substanee, as weH as a more extensive and persistent involvement in use of other drugs (Kandel, 1982). There are reports speeifie to the use of alcohol indieating that the earlier a ehild begins to use alcohol, the more likely he or she is to become intensely involved in heavy drinking and eombination drug use and to manifest problem behaviors (Barnes & Welte, 1986; Jessor & Jessor, 1977; Windle, 1991). 2. Sex Males are more likely to use most illicit drugs, and the differences tend to be largest at the higher frequency levels.

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