Bringing together leading experts, this book demonstrates the unique value of brief motivational interventions for addressing adolescent alcohol and other substance use in a range of clinical contexts. It presents cutting-edge knowledge on the etiology and developmental context of adolescent addictive behaviors and reviews exemplary treatment approaches. Effective strategies are described for intervening with diverse populations, such as college students, youth in the justice system and in foster care, those with co-occurring substance abuse and psychiatric problems, LGBT youth, and Latino and American Indian adolescents. This book replaces the editors' influential earlier work, Adolescents, Alcohol, and Substance Abuse. With an expanded focus on practical applications, most content is completely new.
“A terrific author lineup, with content that is spot-on! The book presents treatment approaches that reflect an understanding of the important developmental differences between adolescents and adults. Chapters cover the major formats that clinicians actually use with this population, including prevention programs, brief interactions, and medication-assisted therapy. The authors show how to deliver evidence-based interventions with a variety of at-risk groups, including youth in the foster care system, gender minority youth, and justice-involved youth. A book like this is critical in light of current research findings on the best ways to help adolescent substance users.”
—Scott T. Walters, PhD, Professor and Chair, Department of Health Behavior and Health Systems, University of North Texas Health Science Center; member, Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT)
“This compelling, authoritative volume provides a strong, cogent, and empirically based case for adopting a public health perspective on substance use disorders that emphasizes harm reduction, pragmatism, and individual responsibility for behavior change. The editors are to be applauded for synthesizing diverse contributions into a readable, accessible volume for professionals and graduate students alike.”
—Scott W. Henggeler, PhD, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (retired), Medical University of South Carolina
“This timely gem of a book, edited and written by leaders in the field, is a much-needed guide to evidence-based brief substance use interventions with youth. Based on leveraging the 'teachable moment' to enhance motivation for change, the chapters provide clear recommendations to guide clinical practice and demonstrate techniques used by master clinicians. Chapters cover the developmental context of youth substance use and address specific challenges in delivering individual and group brief interventions in diverse settings. Informative and useful, this is an essential resource for clinicians and graduate trainees.”
—Tammy A. Chung, PhD, Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
About the Editors:
Peter M. Monti, PhD, a clinical psychologist, is Donald G. Millar Distinguished Professor of Alcohol and Addiction Studies and Director of the Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies at Brown University, where he also serves as Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences and of Psychiatry and Human Behavior. He is a past president of the Research Society on Alcoholism (RSA) and the recipient of the Marlatt Mentorship Award and Distinguished Researcher Awards from the RSA, the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Addictive Behaviors Special Interest Group of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, and the Distinguished Career Contributions to Education and Training Award from Division 50 (Society of Addiction Psychology) of the American Psychological Association. Dr. Monti is a recognized leader in understanding the biobehavioral mechanisms that underlie addictive behavior and its prevention and treatment. He has published several books and approximately 350 papers and chapters.
Suzanne M. Colby, PhD, is Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior and Associate Director of the Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies at Brown University. She is a Senior Editor of the journal Addiction and a Fellow of Division 28 (Psychopharmacology and Substance Abuse) and Division 50 (Society of Addiction Psychology) of the American Psychological Association. She is Co-Chair of the Adolescent Research Network for the international Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco. Dr. Colby's research focuses on the development of innovative brief alcohol and other substance use interventions, particularly for underserved adolescents and young adults. She has conducted numerous randomized controlled trials of brief motivational interventions for adolescent smoking cessation, along with a series of laboratory-based studies of adolescent nicotine dependence and withdrawal.
Tracy O’Leary Tevyaw, PhD, is Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at Brown University and Chief Psychologist and Director of Psychology Training at Providence VA Medical Center. She leads the Providence VA’s Primary Care Behavioral Health program and is a primary supervisor in the Brown University Clinical Psychology Training Consortium. Dr. Tevyaw has served as principal investigator/co-investigator of randomized clinical trials examining brief interventions for reducing substance use in adolescents and college students. Her research areas include brief interventions, substance use disorders, anxiety disorders, integrated primary care, and shared medical appointments.