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Understanding and preventing substance abuse by adolescents: a guide for primary care clinicians
General Pediatrics
  • Michael R. Liepman, Western Michigan University
  • David M. Keller, University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Richard J. Botelho, University of Rochester School of Medicine
  • Alicia D. Monroe, Brown University School of Medicine Providence
  • Mark A. Sloane, Michigan State University
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Department of Pediatrics
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Adolescent; Comorbidity; Female; Human Development; Humans; Male; Mental Disorders; Primary Health Care; Psychotherapy; Risk Factors; Substance-Related Disorders; control

Psychoactive drug use by teens is a common occurrence. This article examines the influences that promote and deter experimentation with and hazardous use of psychoactive substances. Clinical guidance is offered on how to assess and intervene with teens and their parents at various developmental phases and levels of involvement with drugs. Understanding how youth make decisions to change their behavior can assist a clinician in helping a teenager avoid these problems.

Prim Care. 1998 Mar;25(1):137-62.
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Michael R. Liepman, David M. Keller, Richard J. Botelho, Alicia D. Monroe, et al.. "Understanding and preventing substance abuse by adolescents: a guide for primary care clinicians" Vol. 25 Iss. 1 (1998) ISSN: 0095-4543 (Linking)
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