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ERIC Number: EJ1159707
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: EISSN-2164-3989
The Adolescent Substance Use Risk Continuum: A Cultural, Strengths-Based Approach to Case Conceptualization
Miller, Alexis; Cook, Jennifer M.
Professional Counselor, v7 n1 p1-14 2017
Many theories are used to conceptualize adolescent substance use, yet none adequately assist mental health professionals in assessing adolescents' strengths and risk factors while incorporating cultural factors. The authors reviewed common adolescent substance abuse theories and their strengths and limitations, and offer a new model to conceptualize adolescent substance use: The Adolescent Substance Use Risk Continuum. We posit that this strengths-based continuum enables clinicians to decrease stigma and offer hope to adolescents and their caregivers, as it integrates relevant factors to strengthen families and minimize risk. This model is a tool for counselors to use as they conceptualize client cases, plan treatment and focus counseling interventions. A case study illustrates the model and future research is suggested.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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