ERIC Number: ED313347
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Substance Abuse: A Guide for Health Professionals.
American Academy of Pediatrics, Elk Grove Village, IL.
This book is a collection of essays and information representing the experience, perspective, and insight of professionals whose careers have been closely associated with the problem of youthful substance abuse. The first chapter outlines those circumstances that might make it more likely that a young person would experience drug-related difficulties. The second chapter outlines the breadth of physician responsibilities in the prevention, management, and treatment of adolescent substance abuse and includes guidance as to methodologies for meeting those responsibilities. Chapter three stresses the critical importance of historical information in detecting and assessing drug abuse behavior. The fourth chapter explains currently available technology for the detection of drugs in body fluids. The chapter on referral provides information on treatment modalities for drug-abusing adolescents. The concluding chapters, Prevention Programs, Ethical and Legal Considerations, and Specific Drugs, serve as background for the development of the knowledge base necessary for effective intervention. (JD)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Behavior Modification, Behavior Problems, Drug Education, Drug Rehabilitation, Elementary Secondary Education, Prevention, Primary Health Care, Public Health, Substance Abuse
American Academy of Pediatrics, Publications Dept. 141 Northwest Point Boulevard, P.O. Box 927, Elk Grove Village, IL 60009-0927 ($30.00)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: International Business Machines Corp., Armonk, NY.
Authoring Institution: American Academy of Pediatrics, Elk Grove Village, IL.
Note: Also supported by a grant from Pew Charitable Trusts.