This long-awaited follow-up to the classic text Clinical Manual of Adolescent Substance Abuse Treatment presents the latest research on substance use and substance use disorders (SUDs) in adolescents 12–18 and emerging adults 18–25 years of age.
This new manual offers a substantive update of the previous manual’s 16 chapters, offering 7 additional chapters devoted to important new topics, such as paediatric primary care assessment and intervention, electronic tools, specific substances (e.g., cannabis, opioids, alcohol), and much more. Psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, and substance abuse specialists, as well as applied researchers and public health professionals, will find this new manual a research-rich and clinically compelling resource for understanding disease course, prevention, diagnosis, substance-specific interventions, co-occurring disorders, and issues related to special populations.
The strengths of this text, edited by two of the foremost experts on addiction among youth, are many:
Yifrah Kaminer, M.D., M.B.A., is Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics, Alcohol Research Center and Injury Prevention Center, at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine in Farmington, Connecticut.
Ken Winters, Ph.D., is Senior Scientist at the Oregon Research Institute (Minnesota Location) in Falcon Heights, Minnesota.
“Drawing on their extensive experience, Drs. Kaminer and Winters have assembled an unparalleled group of contributors, creating an invaluable resource relevant to researchers, practitioners and policy-makers alike. Chapters include the latest scientific findings, as well as real-world examples of how to apply principles and techniques. This manual is accessible, and one of the best and most comprehensive resources on adolescent substance use to date” - LAR Stein, PhD, Professor, Psychology, University of Rhode Island, Adj. Professor, Department of Behavioral & Social Sciences, Brown University, Director of Research, Rhode Island Training School
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