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Clinical Manual of Youth Addictive Disorders

by Yifrah Kaminer and Ken C. Winters American Psychiatric Association Publishing
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Pbk 632 pages
AU$179.00 NZ$186.09
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This long-awaited follow-up to the classic text Clinical Manual of Adolescent Substance Abuse Treatment presents the latest research on substance use and substance use disorders (SUDs) in adolescents 12–18 and emerging adults 18–25 years of age.


This new manual offers a substantive update of the previous manual’s 16 chapters, offering 7 additional chapters devoted to important new topics, such as pediatric primary care assessment and intervention, electronic tools, specific substances (e.g., cannabis, opioids, alcohol), and much more. Psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, and substance abuse specialists, as well as applied researchers and public health professionals, will find this new manual a research-rich and clinically compelling resource for understanding disease course, prevention, diagnosis, substance-specific interventions, co-occurring disorders, and issues related to special populations.  


The strengths of this text, edited by two of the foremost experts on addiction among youth, are many: • Because youth are not simply miniature adults, the book uses a developmentally informed approach to understand the onset of substance use and the trajectory to SUD and behavioral addictive disorders.  • An extensive section of the book is devoted to epidemiology, diagnosis, and interventions for specific substances of abuse, including alcohol, tobacco, cannabis, and opioids. The full range of interventions are described for each, including pharmacotherapy, cognitive-behavior therapy, motivational enhancement, and psychosocial strategies.  • An introduction on the nature of the association between co-occurring disorders is followed by chapters on internalizing disorders (such as depression), suicidal behavior, psychotic disorders, externalizing disorders (such as attention-deficit/hyperactivity), and behavioral additions  • Special chapters are devoted to the management of youth with SUDs in the juvenile justice system and the consequences, for the child, of maternal substance use during pregnancy. Advances in research and clinical strategies make both topics timely.   • Three appendixes complete the book. The first offers resources for screening and assessment tools, the second provides a select list of websites for parents who are seeking advice and resources about drug prevention and intervention, and the third lists websites containing general information about self-help, including how to find local AA or NA meetings.   Emerging research on developmental psychopathology and adolescent development has implications for how we view current prevention, intervention, and treatment paradigms, and Clinical Manual of Youth Addictive Disorders is indispensable in helping the reader understand and implement effective strategies for these patients and their families.

PrefacePart 1. Course, Prevention, and Pretreatment ConsiderationsChapter 1. Diagnosis, Epidemiology, and Course of Youth Substance UseChapter 2. Prevention of Substance Use and Substance Use DisordersChapter 3. Screening and Assessing Youth With Substance Use DisordersChapter 4. Primary Care and Pediatric SettingChapter 5. Bioassays and Detection of Substances of AbuseChapter 6. Placement Criteria and Integrated Treatment ServicesPart 2. Description, Diagnosis, and Interventions for Specific Substances of AbuseChapter 7. Youth Alcohol UseChapter 8. Youth Tobacco UseChapter 9. Youth Cannabis UseChapter 10. Youth Opioid UseChapter 11. Youth Club, Prescription, and OTC Substance UsePart 3. Specific Interventions for Youth with Substance Use DisordersChapter 12. Continuity of Care for Abstinence and Harm ReductionChapter 13. Brief Motivational Interventions, CBT, and CMChapter 14. Family and Community-Based TherapiesChapter 15. Twelve-Step and Mutual-Help ProgramsChapter 16. Electronic Tools and ResourcesPart 4. Co-occurring Disorders in YouthChapter 17. Assessment and Treatment of Internalizing DisordersChapter 18. Assessment and Treatment of Co-occurring Suicidal BehaviorChapter 19. Assessment and Treatment of Co-occurring Psychotic DisordersChapter 20. Assessment and Treatment of Co-occurring Externalizing DisordersChapter 21. Behavioral AddictionsPart 5. Special PopulationsChapter 22. Management of Youth in the Juvenile Justice SystemChapter 23. Maternal Substance Use in PregnancyAppendix A. Resource Materials on Screening and Assessment InstrumentsAppendix B. Parent Resources on Adolescent Substance UseAppendix C. Websites for Self-Help, AA, and NAIndex

Drawing on their extensive experience, Drs. Kaminer and Winters have assembled an unparalleled group of contributors, creating an invaluable resource relevant to researchers, practitioners and policy-makers alike. Chapters include the latest scientific findings, as well as real-world examples of how to apply principles and techniques. This manual is accessible, and one of the best and most comprehensive resources on adolescent substance use to date. - LAR Stein, PhD, Professor, Psychology, University of Rhode Island, Adj. Professor, Department of Behavioral & Social Sciences, Brown University, Director of Research, Rhode Island Training School
Yifrah Kaminer, M.D., M.B.A., is Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics, Alcohol Research Center and Injury Prevention Center, at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine in Farmington, Connecticut.  


Ken Winters, Ph.D., is Senior Scientist at the Oregon Research Institute (Minnesota Location) in Falcon Heights, Minnesota.