- Adolescents, alcohol, and substance abuse: Reaching teens through brief interventions
Author: Monti, P. M., Colby, S. M., & O'Leary, T. A. (Eds.)
Publisher: New York: Guilford Press
ABSTRACT: (from the jacket) Reviews empirically supported approaches to dealing with alcohol and other drug problems in teens. The focus is on motivationally based brief interventions that can be delivered in a variety of contexts, that address developmental considerations, and that draw on the knowledge about the processes of addictive behavior change. Bringing together a multidisciplinary group of expert contributors, this is a resource for anyone working with or studying adolescents at risk. Part I reviews current research on substance abuse in adolescents and young adults and outlines the basic principles of developmentally informed assessment and intervention. Part II presents a range of specific interventions, including alcohol skills training; integrative behavioral and family therapy; motivational interviewing; interventions for dually diagnosed youth; internet-based education, prevention, and treatment; and applications to HIV prevention. Chapters describe the goals and methods of these approaches, review available data on their efficacy, and offer case illustrations and clinical pointers. The volume concludes by outlining an agenda for future transdisciplinary research.
- PREVLINE: Prevention Online
Author: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Organization: National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information
Type of Site: organization
ABSTRACT: This site includes online forums, research and statistics, resources and referrals, publications, facts on drugs and alcohol, and related sites. From here, you can access Monitoring the Future, a national survey of adolescents which has surveyed adolescent drug use since 1974. To obtain the PRIDE 1997 student drug survey contact Prideprc@mindspring.com
- Partnership for a Drug Free Illinois
ABSTRACT: Information for Illinois parents and the general public on drug prevention.
- Parent-child communication about adolescent tobacco and alcohol use: What do parents say and does it affect youth behavior?
Author: Ennett, S. T., Bauman, K. E., Foshee, V. A., Pemberton, M., & Hicks, K. A.
Journal: Journal of Marriage & the Family Volume: 63
ABSTRACT: Examined the effects of parent-child communication about tobacco and alcohol use on youth behavior. 537 adolescents (aged 12-14 yrs) and matched parents (mean age 40.4 yrs) completed interviews at baseline and 1-yr follow-up concerning tobacco and alcohol use, parent-child communication, and family characteristics. Results show that communication about rules and discipline, consequences and circumstances, and media influences varied relative to parents' substance use and mother's education level. Parent-child communication was not related to initiation of smoking or drinking, but parent-child communication about rules and discipline predicted use escalation. Findings suggest that parent-child communication about tobacco and alcohol use is multidimensional, and that the content and timing of communication may have important effects on adolescent behavior.
- The influence of parenting style on adolescent competence and substance use
Author: Baumrind, D.
Journal: Journal of Early Adolescence Volume: 11
ABSTRACT: An overview of the Family Socialization and Developmental Competence longitudinal program of research (FSP) is followed by a presentation of the hypotheses and findings pertaining to family patterns as determinants of adolescent competence, and of types of adolescent substance users. Data include clusters derived from comprehensive ratings of parents and their children in the FSP completed independently within and across time periods at ages 4, 9, and 15 yrs. At Time 3, the sample included 139 adolescents and their parents. Parenting types were identified that differ on the bases of commitment and balance of demandingness and responsiveness. Authoritative parents who were highly demanding and highly responsive were remarkably successful in protecting their adolescents from problem drug use and in generating competence. Casual recreational drug use was not associated with pathological attributes.