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Biological, psychological and social factors are considered in this volume in its exploration of adolescent substance abuse, with adolescents presented as a clearly defined group with unique needs and concerns. The author examines issues such as assessment, treatment planning, service provision and the recovery process, and proposes creative treatment approaches. Integrating the complex elements which impact upon the initiation, maintenance and treatment of young substance abusers, the author uses his biopsychosocial model to examine normative issues for adolescents and how impairment in these areas can cause - or be the result of - substance abuse. Consideration is also given to particularly vulnerable young people, such a

Essential Connections for Treating Adolescent Substance Abuse: A Biopsychosocial Approach
Essential connections for treating adolescent substance abuse: A biopsychosocial approach

The biopsychosocial model for understanding adolescent substance abuse discussed in this book (Chapter 3) involves multiple and interacting etiological factors. This book's biopsychosocial model for recovery-oriented treatment with adolescent substance abusers entails both multiple and interacting systems to be treated as well as multiple and interacting treatment interventions. In short, possible factors that contribute to this problem can become possible systems for the treatment solution.

The biopsychosocial model for understanding adolescent substance abuse encompasses five levels of causative factors. The biopsychosocial model of recovery-oriented treatment contains five levels of systems involved in the teenager's recovery. These systems are: the biological system and physical recovery, the psychological system ...

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