ERIC Number: EJ937453
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Jan
Abstractor: As Provided
Rowe, Cynthia L.; Liddle, Howard A.
Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, v29 n1 p97-120 Jan 2003
Liddle and Dakof's (1995) comprehensive review of the status of family-based treatment for drug abuse concluded that this modality offered a "promising, but not definitive" approach to treating drug abuse among adolescents and adults. Less than a decade later, significant progress can be seen in the treatment of drug abuse problems using family-based approaches, particularly with adolescents. Family-based treatments are currently recognized as among the most effective approaches for adolescent drug abuse. Family-based treatment of adult drug abuse problems has also advanced in important ways with the recent systematic application and testing of engagement techniques and behavioral couples therapy approaches. The current review characterizes and discusses the developmental status of this subspecialty and outlines areas in which continued research attention is needed.
Descriptors: Drug Abuse, Adolescents, Substance Abuse, Drug Education, Family Programs, Counseling Techniques, Adults, Rehabilitation, Counseling Effectiveness
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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