ERIC Number: EJ321983
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1985
Adolescent Substance Abuse: Toward an Integration of Family Systems and Individual Adaptation Theories.
Levine, Bruce L.
American Journal of Family Therapy, v13 n2 p3-16 Sum 1985
Adolescent substance abuse is best understood as an adaptive behavior by an individual embedded within a rigid family organization. Substance abuse helps the individual deal with distress associated with family interactions. It becomes a means for raising estimates of self-appraisal and asserting some control over self and the environment. (Author/NRB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A