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Marc Galanter 
Alcohol Problems in Adolescents and Young Adults 
Epidemiology. Neurobiology. Prevention. and Treatment

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Alcohol continues to be the substance of choice for today’s youth, leading to serious physical, psychological, and social consequences. Alcohol Problems in Adolescents and Young Adults ably addresses this growing trend. The latest entry in the Recent Developments in Alcoholism series, it comprehensively presents a wide-ranging clinical picture of teen drinking – epidemiology, neurobiology, behavioral phenomena, diagnostic and assessment issues, prevention and treatment data – in a developmental context. Fifty expert contributors display the scientific rigor, practical wisdom, and nuanced analysis that readers have come to expect from previous volumes.



Among the subjects studied in depth:


– Initiation of alcohol use/abuse


– Risk and protective factors for alcohol dependence


– High-risk adolescent populations


– Drinking habits of college students


– Long-range consequences of teenage drinking


– Family-, school-, and community-based prevention programs


– Treatment of comorbid substance and psychiatric disorders


Clinicians, researchers, and policy makers will find this a bedrock source of evidence-based knowledge, whether one’s goal is choosing an age-appropriate assessment tool for eighth graders, preventing drinking among high school students, or understanding the alcohol-friendliness of campus culture. Here is a critical resource for all professionals dedicated to helping youngsters grow up sober.


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Table of Content

Epidemiology.- Diagnosis, Course, and Assessment of Alcohol Abuse and Dependence in Adolescents.- Initiation and Course of Alcohol Consumption among Adolescents and Young Adults.- High Risk Adolescent and Young Adult Populations: Consumption and Consequences.- Alcohol Consumption and Its Consequences among Adolescents and Young Adults.- Drinking among College Students.- Neurobiology.- Adolescent Alcohol Drinking and Its Long-Range Consequences.- Adolescence.- Age-Related Effects of Alcohol on Memory and Memory-Related Brain Function in Adolescents and Adults.- The Human Adolescent Brain and Alcohol Use Disorders.- Prevention.- Comprehensive Approaches to Prevent Adoloscent Drinking and Related Problems.- Prevention of Adolescent Alcohol Problems in Special Populations.- Prevention of College Student Drinking Problems.- Policies to Reduce Underage Drinking.- Prevention for Children of Alcoholics and Other High Risk Groups.- Treatment.- Treatment of Adolescent Alcohol-Related Problems.- Treatment of Co-occurring Alcohol, Drug, and Psychiatric Disorders.- A Brief History and Some Current Dimensions of Adolescent Treatment in the United States.- Evidence-Based Cognitive-Behavioral and Family Therapies for Adolescent Alcohol and Other Substance Use Disorders.- Assessment Issues in Adolescent Drug Abuse Treatment Research.
Language English ● Format PDF ● Pages 456 ● ISBN 9780306486265 ● File size 29.4 MB ● Age 02-99 years ● Editor Marc Galanter ● Publisher Springer US ● City NY ● Country US ● Published 2006 ● Downloadable 24 months ● Currency EUR ● ID 2143672 ● Copy protection Adobe DRM
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