Can Parents Provide Brief Intervention Services to Their Drug-Abusing Teenager? Article

Winters, KC, Botzet, A, Dittel, C et al. (2015). Can Parents Provide Brief Intervention Services to Their Drug-Abusing Teenager? . 24(3), 134-141. 10.1080/1067828X.2013.777377

cited authors

  • Winters, KC; Botzet, A; Dittel, C; Fahnhorst, T; Nicholson, A

fiu authors

abstract

  • The importance of parents as “interventionists” is supported by reviews of the treatment literature (e.g., Smit, Verdurmen, Monshouwer, & Smit, 2008; Winters, Botzet, Fahnhorst, & Koskey, 2009) as well as the emerging science that home-based initiatives by parents can contribute to desired health changes in adolescents (Fearnow, Chassin, Presson, & Sherman, 1998; Jackson & Dickinson, 2006). Parental influences on an adolescent can include reducing initiation, as well as altering its maintenance if it has started. This article describes a project aimed at helping parents to deal with a teenager who has already started to use alcohol or other drugs. Home Base is a home-based, parent-led program aimed at reversing the trajectory of drug use in an already drug-using adolescent. The program’s content is organized around motivational enhancement and cognitive behavioral techniques. The ongoing study is also discussed.

publication date

  • May 4, 2015

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

start page

  • 134

end page

  • 141

volume

  • 24

issue

  • 3