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ERIC Number: EJ843318
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jul
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0194-472X
Comparison of Family Therapy Outcome with Alcohol-Abusing, Runaway Adolescents
Slesnick, Natasha; Prestopnik, Jillian L
Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, v35 n3 p255-277 Jul 2009
Treatment evaluation for alcohol problem, runaway adolescents and their families is rare. This study recruited primary alcohol problem adolescents (N = 119) and their primary caretakers from two runaway shelters and assigned them to (a) home-based ecologically based family therapy (EBFT), (b) office-based functional family therapy (FFT), or (c) service as usual (SAU) through the shelter. Findings showed that both home-based EBFT and office-based FFT significantly reduced alcohol and drug use compared with SAU at 15-month postbaseline. Measures of family and adolescent functioning improved over time in all groups. However, significant differences among the home- and office-based interventions were found for treatment engagement and moderators of outcome.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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