Advances in adolescent substance abuse treatment Article

Winters, KC, Botzet, AM, Fahnhorst, T. (2011). Advances in adolescent substance abuse treatment . 13(5), 416-421. 10.1007/s11920-011-0214-2

cited authors

  • Winters, KC; Botzet, AM; Fahnhorst, T

fiu authors


  • Alcohol and other drug use among adolescents has been a public health problem for decades. Although some substance use may be developmentally routine, a concerning number of adolescents meet criteria for a substance use disorder and could greatly benefit from a quality treatment experience. However, parents and health care providers want evidence of the efficacy of adolescent-specific treatment programs. This review summarizes four factors surrounding the efficacy of current adolescent treatment programs: 1) adolescent-specific treatment services; 2) the variety of therapeutic modalities; 3) relapse and recovery rates; and 4) the need for evidence-based, quality assessments and research. Current adolescent treatment efforts are summarized, and the recent literature regarding the efficacy of adolescent treatment and recovery rates is discussed. © Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2011.

publication date

  • October 1, 2011

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

start page

  • 416

end page

  • 421


  • 13


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