Adolescent Substance Abuse: A Comprehensive Guide to Theory by Yifrah Kaminer

By Yifrah Kaminer

`[This] quantity offers a special and useful standpoint to the trainees and practitioners within the adolescent substance abuse box. It bargains a worldly viewpoint on habit remedy recommendations constructed in recent times, with a sensitivity to the social and developmental wishes of the adolescent.'
Marc Galanter, from the Foreword.

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In some studies of problem drinking among adolescents, a direct relationship has been reported between the number of problems experienced and the volume of alcohol consumed (Polich & Orvis, 1979). , 1980; White, 1987) and in adults (Sadava, 1985). It seems that the answer to the first question is qualitatively positive based on a categorical approach (DSM-III-oriented). It is also quantitatively positive based on a dimensional approach (DSM-III-Roriented). A response to the categorical approach would indicate that intensity of drinking and alcohol-related problems are strongly related.

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