ERIC Number: ED300694
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: N/A
Recognition and Diagnosis. Adolescent Alcoholism: Recognizing, Intervening, and Treating Series No. 3.
Siegal, Harvey A.; Fahey, Patrick J.
This document is one of seven publications contained in a series of materials for physicians on recognizing, intervening with, and treating adolescent alcoholism. The goals of this unit of study are to provide an overview of the problem of of teenage alcoholism and substance abuse and to facilitate the diagnosis of adolescent alcoholism. The information provided is designed to help the physician develop a greater understanding of the progression of alcoholism and substance abuse and a sensitivity to the manifestations of teenage alcoholism and substance abuse seen in clinical practice. This unit of study will enable the physician to: (1) describe the model of alcohol and other substance abuse as a progression of events usually moving from experimentation to dysfunction; (2) differentiate behavioral and psychological patterns or traits associated with each level of the progression; (3) describe behavior patterns which would likely be exhibited by an adolescent harmfully involved with alcohol; (4) describe the use of medical interviewing techniques in the attainment of a substance abuse history; (5) list risk factors relevant to substance abuse and describe how physical examination and laboratory tests are used as part of the evaluation; (6) synthesize data to make an accurate diagnosis and an assessment of substance abuse; and (7) assess personal skills as related to a patient's level of substance involvement to determine appropriateness of providing care, consulting, or referring. (NB)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Alcoholism, Clinical Diagnosis, Physician Patient Relationship, Physicians, Substance Abuse, Units of Study
Department of Family Medicine, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 43210 ($5.00 each, set of seven, $25.00; audiocassette of series, $15.00; set of four videotapes keyed to guides, $165.00 half-inch tape, $225.00 three-quarter inch tape; all orders prepaid).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Health Resources and Services Administration (DHHS/PHS), Rockville, MD. Bureau of Health Professions.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Dept. of Family Medicine.
Note: For other guides in this series, see CG 021 187-193.